The Light Possessed: A Novel

The Light Possessed A Novel The Light Possessed focuses on Ava Boldin who begins her solitary and single minded journey to become a great artist as a student at the Art Institute of Chicago in the years before World War I Her l

  • Title: The Light Possessed: A Novel
  • Author: Alan Cheuse Rick Bass
  • ISBN: 9780870744303
  • Page: 346
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Light Possessed focuses on Ava Boldin, who begins her solitary and single minded journey to become a great artist as a student at the Art Institute of Chicago in the years before World War I Her life and art dramatically change when she meets and marries Albert Stigmar, a New York photographer and gallery owner nearly twice her age Though he successfully promotes herThe Light Possessed focuses on Ava Boldin, who begins her solitary and single minded journey to become a great artist as a student at the Art Institute of Chicago in the years before World War I Her life and art dramatically change when she meets and marries Albert Stigmar, a New York photographer and gallery owner nearly twice her age Though he successfully promotes her work in an art world dominated by men, she is drawn to the desert Southwest where it was as though a fire had broken out above the horizon in a sky made of paper, and it was consuming the very stuff of darkness Ultimately she turns her back on the New York art establishment and embraces the landscape and light of New Mexico, where she seeks to nurture the intensity of her artistic vision at Blue Mesa.

    One thought on “The Light Possessed: A Novel”

    1. I throughly enjoyed reading this book. I thought it was beautifully written and let me into to parts of lives that I could never have visited without this novel which is really a connection of stories. It was a delightful and fascinating read.

    2. I lost interest about halfway through and gave up, can't really say why. It is hard to keep the characters straight, being written from several different points of view. Interesting learning more about Ga O'Keefe's life, but didn't really know what was real and what fiction.

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