"CAMILLE CLAUDEL, A NOVEL" RE-VISITS THE LIFE OF A BRILLIANT 1800'S
WOMAN ARTIST WHO WAS DRIVEN TO INSANITY BY A MAN-RULED SOCIETY
Dateline: July 1, 2006 ... New York, NY
Contact Name: Alma H. Bond
Contact Phone: 212-786-3230
Web Address: http://alma_bond.tripod.com/
NEW YORK, NY - July 1, 2006 - Women of the 1800s were often seen
as second-class or rejected in the business world, and especially
in the artist world. But, very rarely do the stories in history
books expose the severe impact on the women of that day. Author
Alma H. Bond's new book, "Camille Claudel, a Novel" offers a
close look into the heart of a woman who aspired to be an artist
during the 1800s, but was ultimately rejected despite her amazing
Once a talented artist and sculptor from the 1800s, Camille
Claudel sadly spent the final 30 years of her life in an insane
asylum after being rejected and belittled in a man-ruled society.
The new book takes the reader through the pages of Claudel's
life, with history and fiction combined for an entertaining and
informative reading experience.
"Fascinating journey into Claudel's heart and mind," states
sculptor Sabah N. Al-Dhaher.
"Camille Claudel, a Novel" is written in first person from
Claudel's point of view and offers a detailed story of her
artistic development through the teachings of the well-known
artist Auguste Rodin, which led to a tragic romance between the
two. Claudel's struggles of being a woman artist during the 19th
century are brought out clearly to show how the suppression and
rejection of her abilities along with a bitter end to her romance
with Rodin led to her mental breakdown.
"Bond is a genius at verbalizing the reality others are
experiencing," says Annie Laura Jaggers, columnist and author.
Roberta Austin, in The Compulsive Reader, relates her feelings
about the book when she states, "Dr. Bond has a lifetime of rich
experience that lends depth and understanding to this brilliant
The book is already receiving much recognition from readers and
the media alike. It was an award-winning novel at the CNW/FFWA
Florida State Writing Competition and has also received raving
Cassandra Langer of Midwest Book Reviews states, "The book
breathes fresh life into this neglected sculptor."
"Combining an astonishing depth of historical research with a
fertile imagination and great psychological insight," from
About the Author
Dr. Alma H. Bond is a well-known psychoanalyst who is well-
qualified to understand the origin and development of Claudel's
mental illness. She has also written 12 previously published
More information and excerpts from "Camille Claudel, a Novel" can
be found at http://alma_bond.tripod.com/
For an interview or more information, please contact Alma H. Bond
by phone at 212-786-3230 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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