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All the Light We Cannot See | Study Guide

Anthony Doerr

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Overview

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Author

Anthony Doerr

Year Published

2014

Type

Novel

Genre

Historical Fiction, War Literature

Perspective and Narrator

The events of All the Light We Cannot See are described by an omniscient third-person narrator, with the perspective shifting among the main and minor characters.

Tense

All the Light We Cannot See is written in the present tense.

About the Title

All the Light We Cannot See refers to the spectrum of electromagnetic wavelengths that human eyes are unable to detect. These include radio waves, a key element in the novel. The title is also a metaphor for the invisible stories of ordinary people that are buried in the past, unseen and overlooked because they lie outside history's narrow spectrum, or field of focus. This metaphor extends to the inner light, or spirit, of those to whom these stories belong, including the blind character Marie-Laure.

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