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"It is a hidden fear that somehow, if they are only given a chance, women will suddenly do as they have been done by." -- Eva Figes
Eva Figes (born April 15, 1932) is an English author.
Total Books: 69
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 resident in north London and is 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, that 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 portrait of a single day in the life of Claude Monet from sunrise to sunset.