Eva Figes

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Eva Figes


Born
in Berlin, Germany
April 15, 1932

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Eva Figes (born Eva Unger) is a German-born English author.

Figes has written novels, literary criticism, studies of feminism, and vivid memoirs relating to her Berlin childhood and later experiences as a Jewish refugee from Hitler's Germany. She arrived in Britain in 1939 with her parents and a younger brother. Figes is now a resident of north London and the mother of the academic Orlando Figes and writer Kate Figes.

In the 1960s she was associated with an informal group of experimental British writers influenced by Rayner Heppenstall, which included Stefan Themerson, Ann Quin and its informal leader, B. S. Johnson.

Figes's fiction has certain similarities with the writings of Virginia Woolf. The 1983 novel, Light, is an impressionistic portr
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Average rating: 3.74 · 592 ratings · 105 reviews · 28 distinct worksSimilar authors
Light

3.78 avg rating — 227 ratings — published 1989 — 9 editions
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Waking

3.91 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 1981 — 3 editions
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Nelly's Version

3.49 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 1977 — 6 editions
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The Seven Ages

4.10 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 1986 — 6 editions
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Ghosts

3.57 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 1988 — 5 editions
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Journey to Nowhere: One Wom...

3.53 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 2008 — 3 editions
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Tales of Innocence and Expe...

4.03 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2003 — 3 editions
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Patriarchal Atttitudes

3.56 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1978 — 8 editions
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Sex and Subterfuge: Women W...

3.50 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1988 — 4 editions
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B

4.67 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1972
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More books by Eva Figes…
“Nothing comes back. The eye sees for a moment, the ear hears, but look, now it is gone.”
Eva Figes, Ghosts

“Speak to me, wood pigeon. I need your voice.”
Eva Figes, Ghosts

“But I know that the body I inhabit will only take so much, can only go so far. Rocks, stones, even the leaning twisting trees, all are harder and more enduring.
The stones have weight and mass, and agonised trees are rooted deep in the craggy soil.”
Eva Figes, Ghosts

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