Light Falling on Bamboo #2020

Light Falling on Bamboo By Lawrence Scott Light Falling on Bamboo After a nineteenth century gentleman s education in Europe landscape artist Michel Jean Cazabon returns home to Trinidad just after the island s slaves have been emancipated The artist used to life
  • Title: Light Falling on Bamboo
  • Author: Lawrence Scott
  • ISBN: 9781906994952
  • Page: 231
  • Format: Paperback
  • Light Falling on Bamboo By Lawrence Scott
    Light Falling on Bamboo By Lawrence Scott After a nineteenth century gentleman s education in Europe, landscape artist Michel Jean Cazabon returns home to Trinidad just after the island s slaves have been emancipated The artist, used to life in post revolutionary Paris, struggles to try to find a place for himself in the island community still in the grip of colonial powers.
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    About “Lawrence Scott

    • Lawrence Scott

      Lawrence Scott is a prize winning Caribbean novelist and short story writer from Trinidad Tobago.He has been awarded and short listed for a Commonwealth Writers Prize Best Book and Best First Book in Canada the Caribbean, twice Long Listed for The International Impac Dublin Literary Award, The Whitbread Prize and The Booker Prize He was awarded the Tom Gallon Short Story Award.His work has stimulated critical work into the post colonial novel s use of magic realism, carnival, calypso, her history, storytelling, dialect standard narratives, identity, landscape, the body, race, religion and homo sexuality.His work has been performed on the BBC His poetry has been anthologised in Europe and the Caribbean He travels frequently in North and South America and the Caribbean and has read, lectured and talked about his work internationally.BooksBiographyCritical EssaysBibliographyTV RadioHe was Writer in Residence at the University of the West Indies and was a judge for the 2006 Commonwealth Short Story Competition.He is A Senior Research Fellow of The Academy at Unversity of Trinidad and Tobago UTT for Arts, Letters, Culture and Public Affairs 2006 2009.He lives and works in both Trinidad and England, writing and teaching literature as well as creative writing at The City Literary Institute in London, The Arvon Foundation and City Islington Sixth Form College where he taught for many years.

    279 thoughts on “Light Falling on Bamboo

    • Excerpted from the full review Scott s latest novel is nothing less than remarkable, blending in ambitious detail the real life of one of Trinidad s founding artistic figures, with a fictional account of what his most personal moments might have resembled An intimate biography of the actual Michel Jean Cazabon is not a matter of public record, as the author himself remarks in his historical notes Light Falling on Bamboo would probably read as seedy conjecture in the hands of a writer less sensit [...]

    • I really enjoyed this novel, but then I know that I would The story is interesting and well written but the best part of the novel are the wonderful descriptions of Trinidad and especially Port Of Spain in the post emancipation period My office window faces west and from three floor up I have a view of all of Woodbrook and Mucurapo to the stadium The view now is all buildings and roads until you come to the sea but it is fascinating to imagine what theat view dould have looked like 175 years ago [...]

    • Light Falling on Bamboo by Lawrence Scott is a historical fiction based on the real life of Trinidadian artist, Michel Jean Cazabon Set in 1848 Trinidad, the novel starts with Cazabon s return home from Paris to see his dying mother Throughout the story, Scott documents the inner wrestlings of Cazabon, a free coloured French creole in British colonial Trinidad Although the artist gains wealthy British patrons on the island, there s always a feeling that he never really belongs in their circles H [...]

    • For anyone who loves Cazabon s work, as works of art or indeed record of our country s physical history, this is a must read Scott has done a magnificent job of painting nineteenth century Trinidad its physical aspect and neighbourhoods, its inhabitants with their s, prejudices and language In my opinion, a bit too long, it was nevertheless thoroughly enjoyable and I feel grateful to Scott for giving our artist his literary due Definitely recommended.

    • Beautiful language and a sensual engagement with the physical life, but lacking in excitement Full review here littlewordsreview.wordpress

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