Eva Figes was an English author. Figes wrote novels, literary criticism, studies of feminism, and Figes’ novel, Light, is an impressionistic portrait of a single day in the life of Claude Monet from sunrise to sunset. Her best known work is. A day in the life–and the light–of the aging (but still far from aged) Claude Monet. Figes (Waking) builds this impressionistic, rather studied. Complete summary of Eva Figes’ Light. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Light.
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Figes can write this way because, important though Virginia Woolf may be, it is Claude Monet who is her ultimate truth. I gripped my chair through the rapid changing of point of view, the scenery, Monet, the complexity of each moment and each person in his family during one sunny day.
Experiencing slowly the imagery is to be taken into another world. I’d say this one is good for a once over if you want to study books for writing technique because the imagery is beautiful. Ega seated behind the table married Monet’s elder son Jean, who is next to her. That was how a young man saw things, in midsummer, and at midday.
The reader not only sees things from his perspective but also that of his wife, house servants, and extended family members living in the Monet home. Though never mentioned, since this is a fully rendered account of one day in Monet’s and his family’s life, it is quite clear that the women’s lives are totally determined by the men.
Kallie rated it really liked it Jun 15, I assumed this would be fkges totality of the book when I purchased it. What a gift to be able to write like that!
It bounced from the glass panes of the greenhouse, settled into the dust where hens pecked and strutted, drank the dark stains from the drips of wet washing and water tossed out lihgt doors. We become the gardener dangling his hand from the boat into the water, Alice closing her eyes in struggling sleeplessness, and their granddaughter Lily musing about how far away a year is, and the smell of grandparents.
Jul 10, Elizabeth Simons rated it really liked it. I flges broken through the envelope, the opaque surface of things.
Want to Read saving…. They are and will be there for me to see now that I have seen the world through this fictional Monet’s eyes, through the author’s eye, Figes.
That experience of the flooded trenches where the unburied dead sometimes surfaced in the mud, surely led to his image of the Dead Marshes in the Lord of the Rings, where Frodo gazes into the water and sees the dead looking back at him. Preview — Light by Eva Figes. Foges to Figes I am more aware of their patterns of light and darkness, their colors.
Cool colours only, blue fading to mist grey, smooth now, things smudging, trees fading into sky, melting in water. His eyes took in, for perhaps the thousandth time, the contours of the space he had shaped.
The author captures the essense of light and its changes at reflected in Monet’s paintings. Lists with Kight Book. The bright skin of things, the shimmering envelope. He sees his lost one’s in others, is confused and helpless about his wife. Monet began painting the water lilies and the weeping willows in as a response to the war, whose guns sometimes sounded no more than 50 kilometers away.
In still water all things are still. Ah, I have you, he thought, smiling, all of you trapped, earth, water and sky. It was buried in her face, too, in the slack mouth and soft white cheeks, and the pale eyes that said ffiges.
The way Figes writes Monet’s words lihht it easy to imagine this discussion actually taking place, facial expressions and all. First, some background, without which the characters are pretty difficult to figure out.
Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. I read this in conjunction with the Humanities class at work. The novel, Lightis an impressionistic portrait of a single day in the life of Claude Monet from sunrise to sunset. It dried out Lily’s cobweb, and turned some of the climbing roses limp on the trellis.
No dense strokes now, bright light playing off the surface of things, small, playful. I want to return to Light again to look more closely at how Figes builds her story. In it, we follow Claude Monet and members of his household through a single day, moving seamlessly figs one to another. Sublime – a masterful portrait of a day in the life of Claude Monet and family at Giverny – it is luminescent!
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