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Funny Weather

Olivia Laing Sophie Aldred



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Bolinda/Macmillan Audio
01 May 2020
In this remarkable, inspiring collection of essays, acclaimed writer and critic Olivia Laing makes a brilliant case for why art matters, especially in the turbulent political weather of the 21st century.

Funny Weather brings together a career's worth of Laing's writing about art and culture, examining its role in our political and emotional lives. She profiles Jean-Michel Basquiat and Georgia O'Keefe; interviews Hilary Mantel and Ali Smith; writes love letters to David Bowie and Freddie Mercury; and explores loneliness and technology; women and alcohol; sex and the body. With characteristic originality and compassion, she celebrates art as a force of resistance and repair, an antidote to a frightening political time.

We're often told art can't change anything. Laing argues that it can. It changes how we see the world. It makes plain inequalities and it offers fertile new ways of living.
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Imprint:   Bolinda/Macmillan Audio
Country of Publication:   Australia
Edition:   Unabridged edition
ISBN:   9781529046847
ISBN 10:   152904684X
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Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   CD-Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active

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