For The Love Of Wisdom – Olivia Laing – Loneliness

Olivia Laing (April 14, 1977 -)

You can be lonely anywhere, but there is a particular flavour to the loneliness that comes from living in a city, surrounded by millions of people. One might think this state was antithetical to urban living, to the massed presence of other human beings, and yet mere physical proximity is not enough to dispel a sense of internal isolation.