"Io voglio scattare fotografie, non diventarne una" dichiara la modella di "Vogue" Lee Miller nel 1928 quando si trasferisce a Parigi, decisa ad abbandonare il suo ruolo di musa per trasformarsi in un'artista. L'incontro fondamentale sarà quello con il famoso surrealista Man Ray; lui resta ammaliato dalla sua bellezza e la vorrebbe come modella, ma lei riesce a convincerlo a prenderla come assistente e insegnarle i segreti del mestiere. Però, mentre lavorano fianco a fianco nella camera oscura, il carisma manipolatorio di Man Ray porta inevitabilmente la loro sfera privata e professionale a fondersi e da quel momento la vita di Lee cambierà per sempre. Dai cabaret della Parigi bohémienne ai campi di battaglia di un'Europa devastata dalla Seconda guerra mondiale, dalle scoperte di nuove tecniche fotografiche alla documentazione della liberazione dei campi di concentramento come prima reporter donna, Lee porta avanti le sue passioni con feroce indipendenza. Sarà però sempre tormentata dalla difficoltà di conciliare i suoi desideri romantici con la sua ambizione artistica, e dalla domanda su quanto è disposta a sacrificare perché questo possa avvenire.
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- Data di uscita: 09-04-2019
This is a romance novel masquerading as historical fiction. Despite my interest in Man Ray and Lee Miller, I truly don’t need to read about their steamy sex. Their sexual proclivities aside, there is a lot about this that simply reads false.
As an amateur photographer and someone who loves photography as art, I was thrilled to get an advance copy of this book about Lee Miller and Man Ray. It took me back to the days when photography was as much about developing a picture as taking it. The book shines when the descriptions turn to the ar Leggi tutto
This novel of Lee Miller--a model turned photographer who became the assistant and lover to the more famous artist Man Ray--is lush and engrossing and the details of her life swept me away. There is something almost photographic in the way Scharer captures the story, diving into Miller's life as a w Leggi tutto
I knew very little about Lee Miller before diving into this delightful debut novel (thanks NetGalley and Little, Brown). I was immediately drawn in, not just by the exquisite language and Scharer's gift of storytelling, but also her ability to send you right into the mind of Miller. Scharer squeezes Leggi tutto
This is truly an extraordinary novel. From the first scene to the last, I fell into my own passionate love affair with this book--I found myself always wanting to be reading it, and pining for it when I had to set it down, thinking about the characters and the lushness of the details as I fell aslee Leggi tutto
i come away from the age of light with a bitter, almost metallic feeling coating my throat; it is, i think, a hard book to read at times, and one that is consciously uncomfortable, creating a distance between itself and the reader that it is hard not to imagine as a lens, the glass through which sch Leggi tutto
This is such an engrossing and transporting book, one that, as many readers have already noted, makes these glamorous and thrilling characters come vividly alive on every page. Scharer is a natural storyteller who gets you emotionally invested not only in the relationship between Lee Miller and Man
My favorite book so far this year. Absolutely brilliant!
I am lucky enough to have read a preview copy of "The Age of Light". Whitney is an amazing first-time published author. This book was a delight to read and I could barely put it down. It contains the joie de live of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel and the artistic intensity of Frieda Kahlo. Lee Miller
2.5 stars rounded up to 3. Thanks to Netgalley for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review So having spent time on Google researching about Lee Miller and Man Ray and their outstanding work in surrealist photography and paintings, I was expecting maybe a bit too much from this novel. Alternating
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