It takes youth and modern youth to appreciate the power and primitive strength and poetry of motion -- and emotion -- in Rodin. For this reason, this biography by a young writer has a verve and sparkle that a more mature work might lack. Her youth may explain the fact that indubitably the early part of the book, dealing with his youth and struggles is the best part; the last third seems somehow second hand. An extremely interesting and stimulating study of a strange genius. Beautifully illustrated with photographs of many of his outstanding works.