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Artist and innovator who was "much than Man Ray s assistantlover but a formidable artist and model and war photographer "than Man Ray s assistantlover but a formidable artist and model and war photographer novel builds power as it goes and the last 13 is particularly suspenseful and satisfying and ultimately uite moving Immediately after turning the final page I missed Lee and wanted to start all over
"Again Why I Love Itby Taylor Jenkins ReidThe Age Of "Why I love itby Taylor Jenkins ReidThe Age of had me at a love affair between real life photographers Lee Miller and Man Ray But when I learned it s also the story of a woman who moves beyond muse to artist I all but threw myself at it and yelled Take my money I m a sucker for a woman demanding to DNF page 89 It took me 3 days to get to page 89 and I m not finding the story compelling nough to want to pick it up so into the DNF pile it goes I did however spend a lot of time online looking up Lee Miller I njoyed reading about the real life woman than I did the fictionalized oneThis was to be a buddy read with Marialyce and Dana s This novel "of Lee Miller a model turned photographer who became the assistant and lover to the famous artist Man "Lee Miller a model turned photographer who became the assistant and lover to the famous artist Man is lush and ngrossing 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 war correspondent in the 1940s delving into Miller s libertine mindset and allowing us to nter the lives of the artistic scene of Paris in the late 20s and arly 30s ach image crystallizing for us Moments are chosen and illuminated creating a vivid story I can t stop thinking of the nding A wonderful book This is a romance novel masuerading 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 fals. Aphy techniues to documenting the liberation of the concentration camps as one of the first female war correspondents Through it all Lee must grapple with the uestion of whether it's possible to reconcile romantic desire with artistic ambition and what she will have to sacrifice to do soTold 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 ligh.
Characters Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or Book ´ Whitney ScharerMy favorite book so far this year Absolutely brilliant This is truly an xtraordinary 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 "always wanting to be reading it and pining for it when I had to set it down thinking about the and the lushness of the details as I fell asleep Scharer has a visual artists ye for detail an ar for lyrical prose and a huge The Case for Paleolibertarianism and Realignment on the Right empathetic heart I can t wait to share it withveryone I know 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 Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling exuisite language and Scharer s gift of storytelling but also her ability to send you right into the mind of Miller Scharer sueezes your heart and inflames your senses withvery move that Miller makes It was only afterward when I wanted to know about Man Ray and his nchanting lover that I found Scharer took a few liberties with Miller
s history but all for the good of the story itself I devoured this gorgeous book and all of the decadencehistory but all for the good of the story itself I devoured this gorgeous book and all "Of The Decadence Paris " the decadence Paris the 1930s the bohemian lifestyle of these artists and Miller s complex transformation into a woman of her own that underlies it all This book left me in tears on the last page The impression of this novel is one I will carry with me for months and years forward In incandescent prose Whitney Scharer has created an unforgettable heroine discovering her passion her independence and her art and what she must sacrifice to have them Sweeping from the glamour of 1920s Paris through the battlefields of World War II and into the war s long shadow THE AGE OF LIGHT is a startlingly modern love story and a mesmerizing portrait of a woman s self transformation from muse into artist As an amateur ph. She went to Paris to start over to make art instead of being made into itA 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 ye of the famous Surrealist Man Ray Though he wants to us. .
Otographer 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 art of photography specially when Lee is framing a shot or Man is teaching her how to develop for maximum ffect or they come up
a new When she is determining how to take a shot I could totally nvision it What I didn t njoy it was when it lingered for pages on the romance and sex I liked that the book alternates between Lee in Paris with Man Ray and her time as a war correspondent in London and France during WWII I am not a fan of romance novels and I tend to get irritated at books that purport to be historical fiction when they re really romance novels So parts of this book definitely irritated me and I skimmed over those sections In the nd I had trouble relating to Lee The author needed to do a better job of xplaining her For those who Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. enjoy Paula McLain this book will probably benjoyable as the writing styles are definitely similar In case you can t tell I m not a big an of McLain My thanks to netgalley and Little Brown for an advance copy of this novel This is such an ngrossing and transporting book one that as many readers have already noted makes these glamorous and thrilling characters come vividly alive on very page Scharer is a natural storyteller who gets you motionally invested not only in the relationship between Lee Miller and Man Ray but in the dramas and passions of the demimonde they inhabited and specially in the psychology of Miller "Herself I Particularly Liked How "I particularly liked how Age of Light was told solely from Lee Miller s perspective giving us a complete picture of this. E her only as a model Lee convinces him to take her on as his assistant and teach her Glitter Bomb (A Scrapbooking Mystery, everything he knows But Man Ray turns out to be angotistical charismatic force and as they work together in the darkroom their personal and professional lives become intimately ntwined changing the course of Lee's life foreverLee's journey takes us from the cabarets of bohemian Paris to the battlefields of war torn Europe during WWII from discovering radical new photogr.with a new