Camille and the Raising of Eros

Author(s) : William Rose

Camille and the Raising of Eros

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  • Publisher : Sphinx
  • Published : May 2019
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 280
  • Category :
    Fiction
  • Catalogue No : 93461
  • ISBN 13 : 9781912573134
  • ISBN 10 : 191257313X

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Spain, 1920s. The lives of three Carmelite nuns intersect and develop through a period of intense experience. In their personal histories there is great contrast, from the artistic exuberance of Paris in ‘La Belle Époque’ to slavery in Africa, but a past element is shared that has deeply affected each one.

William Rose adeptly guides the narrative through Africa, Spain and France in the early decades of the 20th century, as the characters reveal their histories and discover the destinies that await them.

This novel is a striking exploration of personal history aided by the spirited observations of an eccentric French psychoanalyst. It is also an emotive reflection upon the agony of maternal loss and betrayal, and upon love.

About the Author(s)

William Rose was born and continues to live in London. He has had, for many years, a special interest in both the art of the Symbolist movement and the early development of psychoanalysis, two areas of cultural purpose that in their own very different ways, aimed to free the human psyche from the limitations of repression.

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Camille and the Raising of Eros is as extraordinary as its title. With subtle skill, the author, William Rose, offers the reader the mysteriously cloistered yet rich and interwoven lives of three religious women whose stories move through a wide psychological and geographical landscape. And the book has a wonderful pace and energy that kept me wanting to read on. The narrative takes us to Cordoba, Spain, to the African desert lands and finally to France during the glamorous historical period of La Belle Époque and the Great Exhibition in Paris in 1889 and then beyond. And in the background is the presence of psychoanalysis and the deep connections between dreams and spiritual and erotic passion. It turns out that these three women are uncannily connected but I don’t want to give too much away of this rich and exciting tale.

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