Signed Bookplate Edition: Everybody

Olivia Laing

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Published: 26th May '22


Acclaimed author Olivia Laing examines the life of renegade psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich to chart an electrifying course through the great freedom movements of the twentieth century.

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‘Intensely moving, vital and artful’ – GuardianAt a moment in which basic rights are once again in danger, Olivia Laing conducts an ambitious investigation into the body and its discontents, using the life of the renegade psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich to chart a daring course through the long struggle for bodily freedom, from gay rights and sexual liberation to feminism and the civil rights movement.Drawing on her own experiences in protest and travelling from Weimar Berlin to the prisons of McCarthy-era America, Laing grapples with some of the most significant and complicated figures of the past century, among them Nina Simone, Sigmund Freud, Susan Sontag and Malcolm X. Everybody is a crucial examination of the forces arranged against freedom and a celebration of how ordinary human bodies can resist oppression and reshape the world.Longlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize’A free-wheeling and joyful exploration’ – Jack Kalberstam’A dizzying ride . . . both timely and beguiling’ Sunday Times

Additional information

Weight 0.262 kg
Dimensions 24 × 130 × 197 mm
Page Count 368