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Simone de Beauvoir: A Biography by Deirdre…

Simone de Beauvoir: A Biography

by Deirdre Bair

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Tough but ultimately gratifying biography. ( )
  chessakat | Feb 5, 2016 |
beauvoir herself is less interesting than i thought. she is very peculiar! i had no idea that she drank so much and died of cirrhosis. her relationship with sartre was very strange and hard to understand. in fact most of her relationships were very peculiar but she was so loyal and kept them up. is sartre still highly regarded?
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The first time I thought of Simone de Beauvoir as someone other than the woman who wrote The Second Sex was in 1974.
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Her earliest memories were so closely linked to the color black that, throughout her life, whenever something of her childhood came to mind unbidden she often had the sensation of being smothered in blackness.
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This definitive biography is based on five years of interviews with de Beauvoir, and is written with her full cooperation. Bair penetrates the mystique of this brilliant and often paradoxical woman, who has been called one of the great minds of the 20th century, and surely, one of the most famously unconventional figures of her generation. "As a reference work . . . Simone de Beauvoir can be considered definitive".--The Atlantic. 16-page photographic insert.

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Explores every facet of Beauvoir's life and thought.

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