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The age of light : a novel, Whitney Scharer

Label
The age of light : a novel
Title
The age of light
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Whitney Scharer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • She went to Paris to start over, to make art instead of being made into it. A captivating debut novel by Whitney Scharer, The Age of Light tells the story of Vogue model turned renowned photographer Lee Miller, and her search to forge a new identity as an artist after a life spent as a muse. "I'd rather take a photograph than be one," she declares after she arrives in Paris in 1929, where she soon catches the eye of the famous Surrealist Man Ray. Though he wants to use her only as a model, Lee convinces him to take her on as his assistant and teach her everything he knows. But Man Ray turns out to be an egotistical, charismatic force, and as they work together in the darkroom, their personal and professional lives become intimately entwined, changing the course of Lee's life forever. Lee's journey takes us from the cabarets of bohemian Paris to the battlefields of war-torn Europe during WWII, from discovering radical new photography techniques to documenting the liberation of the concentration camps as one of the first female war correspondents. Through it all, Lee must grapple with the question of whether it's possible to reconcile romantic desire with artistic ambition-and what she will have to sacrifice to do so. Told in interweaving timelines, this sensuous, richly detailed novel brings Lee Miller-a brilliant and pioneering artist-out of the shadows of a man's legacy and into the light
  • In 1929, Lee Miller went to Paris to start over, to make art instead of being made into it. She soon catches the eye of the famous Surrealist Man Ray. Though he wants to use her only as a model, Lee convinces him to take her on as his assistant and teach her everything he knows. As she works with him in the darkroom, their personal and professional lives become intimately entwined. From the cabarets of bohemian Paris to the battlefields of war-torn Europe during WWII, Lee must grapple with the question of whether it's possible to reconcile romantic desire with artistic ambition-- and what she will have to sacrifice to do so. -- adapted from jacket
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NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scharer, Whitney
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.C3268
LC item number
A64 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Miller, Lee
  • Man Ray
  • Miller, Lee
  • Man Ray
  • Models (Persons)
  • War photographers
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Love stories.
  • War photographers
  • Historical fiction.
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Biographical fiction.
  • Models (Persons)
Label
The age of light : a novel, Whitney Scharer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 370-371)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1083101034
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9780316524087
Lccn
2018942135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1083101034
Label
The age of light : a novel, Whitney Scharer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 370-371)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1083101034
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9780316524087
Lccn
2018942135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1083101034

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