Mind Of Steel And Clay: Camille Claudel

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Mind of Steel and Clay: Camille Claudel is a diary. Through the guilt-ridden words of Edouard Faret, Director of the psychiatric hospital of Montdevergues, we are drawn into to the life of an exceptional woman, Camille Claudel.
In the 19th century, Camille was an unrivalled sculptress and both the student and lover of Auguste Rodin. She wanted to make a name for herself in a world of men, to achieve the fame and prestige that her work deserved, but this never came to pass.
In 1913, after the death of her adored father, her family committed her by force to an asylum. There she would stay, locked up against her will for 30 years until her death, despite the doctors and others who argued in defence of her sanity. Mind of Steel and Clay: Camille Claudel tells the tragic tale of an extraordinary woman, an artistic genius whose fate was sealed with misfortune.
For the first time ever, the dark, unknown years of Camille's confinement, an era shrouded in mystery, are revealed and explored in great depth.
Through his diary, the Medical Director of the psychiatric hospital describes the years of confinement of the sculptress Camille Claudel. This bloody, ruthless account is teamed with the hardship of the Vichy France regime in World War II, yet is dappled with moments of inspiring hope; art, passion, guilt, madness and genius are at the forefront of this short novel.
Perhaps Enrique Laso's most acclaimed and profound novel to date, the author's admiration for Camille shines through, whilst on countless occasions he shares in her rage against the injustice of a world in which the cruel and deplorable are allowed to win.
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About the author

Enrique Laso is a writer from Spain (Europe). He is also a marketing and SEO/ SEM specialist, and speaker in many institutions. Laso has published many books, but Searching for the Necronomicon is the first one to be translated into English, after being a spanish best-seller in Amazon.
Enrique Laso has sold more than 200.000 copies of his books all around the world.

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Babelcube Inc.
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Dec 12, 2014
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Art / General
Biography & Autobiography / General
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O personagem mais carismático da novela "Ruído do inferno". Um bestseller, adaptado ao cinema em um filme de Luis Endera, que deslumbrou milhares de leitores em todo o mundo. Neste tipo de cisão, vamos descobrir o que levou o padre Salas a fugir do México para um refúgio em Madrid. Conheça o terrível caso de possessão múltipla entre várias meninas nas aldeias ao redor de Guadalajara (México). Um romance cheio de momentos de excitação, tensão e grande medo, que vai fascinar os fãs do gênero; um thriller emocionante em um conto aterrador e um tanto realista, ainda que imerso em cenas deslumbrantes e surreais.
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Extract from Chapter 1:
The girl had spent the entire night howling. It was a visceral noise, more commonly associated with a wild animal, than the gaunt, virtually emaciated body of a little girl, who was barely ten years old.
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“How many days has she been lying in this state?”
“A... a week...” the mother dared to say, certain that she was about to receive an immediate reprimand from the doctor.
The doctor heaved a sigh of resignation and, picking up the girl’s hand, he tried to measure her pulse. He felt a shiver run down his spine as he noticed that her heart was hardly beating at all... little more than 20 beats per minute! It was completely impossible.
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