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The Resource Sweet caress : the many lives of Amory Clay, William Boyd

Sweet caress : the many lives of Amory Clay, William Boyd

Label
Sweet caress : the many lives of Amory Clay
Title
Sweet caress
Title remainder
the many lives of Amory Clay
Statement of responsibility
William Boyd
Title variation
Sweet caress
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Amory Clay was born, in the decade before the Great War, her disappointed father gave her an androgynous name and announced the birth of a son. But this daughter was not one to let others define her; Amory became a woman who accepted no limits to what that could mean, and, from the time she picked up her first camera, one who would record her own version of events. Moving freely between London and New York, between photojournalism and fashion photography, and between the men who love her on complicated terms, Amory establishes her reputation as a risk taker and a passionate life traveler. Her hunger for experience draws her to the decadence of Weimar Berlin and the violence of London's blackshirt riots, to the Rhineland with Allied troops and into the political tangle of war-torn Vietnam. In her ambitious career, the seminal moments of the 20th century will become the unforgettable moments of her own biography, as well. In Sweet Caress, Amory Clay comes wondrously to life, her vibrant personality enveloping the reader from the start. And, running through the novel, her photographs over the decades allow us to experience this vast story not only with Amory's voice but with her vision. William Boyd's Sweet Caress captures an entire lifetime unforgettably within its pages. It captivates."--provided by publisher
Summary
Discovering a passion for photography after being given a camera during World War I, young Amory Clay embarks on a search for life and artistic expression throughout subsequent decades before becoming one of the first female war photographers
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10440293
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
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Boyd, William
Dewey number
823.914
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6052.O9192
LC item number
S94 2015
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Photographers
  • Women
  • Women photographers
  • War photographers
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
Sweet caress : the many lives of Amory Clay, William Boyd
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Control code
000055039479
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
ix, 449 pages
Isbn
9781408867983
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)898419330
Label
Sweet caress : the many lives of Amory Clay, William Boyd
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Control code
000055039479
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
ix, 449 pages
Isbn
9781408867983
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)898419330

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