Funny Weather

Funny Weather Art in an Emergency

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Publisher's Synopsis

'A brave writer whose books open up fundamental questions about life and art' - Telegraph

In this inspiring collection of essays, acclaimed writer and critic Olivia Laing makes a vivid and politically-engaged case for the importance of art - especially in the turbulent weather of the twenty-first century.


We are often told art can't change anything. In Funny Weather, Laing argues that it can. It changes how we see the world, it exposes inequality, and it offers fertile new ways of living.

Across a diverse selection of essays, Laing profiles Jean-Michel Basquiat and Georgia O'Keeffe, 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.

Written with originality and compassion, Funny Weather is a celebration of art as a force of resistance and repair - and as an antidote to a frightening political moment.

About the Publisher

Picador

Picador

Picador publishes outstanding international writing, fiction and non-fiction, in both hardback and paperback, and has numerous prize winners on its list. Picador has established a reputation for literary fiction with a broad commercial appeal, groundbreaking non-fiction, (particularly, reportage, literary biography and memoir) and a formidable poetry list, which has consistently won many of the major prizes.

Book information

ISBN: 9781529027655
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Imprint: Picador
Pub date:
DEWEY: 700.103
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 10088
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 256g
Height: 130mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 28mm