Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency Audiobook, by Olivia Laing Play Audiobook Sample

Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency Audiobook

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Read By: Sophie Aldred Publisher: Highbridge Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: May 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781684579402

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

52

Longest Chapter Length:

29:37 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

01:34 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

11:09 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

5

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Publisher Description

"One of the finest writers of the new non-fiction" (Harper's Bazaar) explores the role of art in the tumultuous twenty-first century.

In the age of Trump and Brexit, every crisis is instantly overridden by the next. The turbulent political weather of the twenty-first century generates anxiety and makes it difficult to know how to react. Olivia Laing makes a brilliant, inspiring case for why art matters more than ever, as a force of both resistance and repair. Art, she argues, changes how we see the world. It gives us X-ray vision. It reveals inequalities and offers fertile new ways of living.

Funny Weather brings together a career's worth of Laing's writing about art and culture, and their role in our political and emotional lives. She profiles Jean-Michel Basquiat and Georgia O'Keeffe, interviews Hilary Mantel and Ali Smith, writes love letters to David Bowie and Wolfgang Tillmans, and explores loneliness and technology, women and alcohol, sex and the body. With characteristic originality and compassion, Funny Weather celebrates art as an antidote to a terrifying political moment.

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About Olivia Laing

Olivia Laing is the author of five acclaimed works of nonfiction and the recipient of the 2018 Windham-Campbell Prize in nonfiction. Her first novel, Crudo, won the 2019 James Tait Black Prize.

About Sophie Aldred

Sophie Aldred is an English actress and television presenter best known for her role as Ace in the popular BBC television series Doctor Who during the late 1980s.