Simone de Beauvoir: A Biography

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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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Overview

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.

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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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
De Beauvoir's extraordinary, long relationship with Jean-Paul Sartre is the focus of this portrait, which combines literary biography, intellectual and oral history and feminist theory. PW called pk the work ``impressively researched. . . . Bair adds much to our knowledge of every aspect of de Beauvoir's life,'' commenting also that pk unfortunately she often overburdens readers with detail. (Aug.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671741808
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 8/15/1991
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 1,001,741
  • Product dimensions: 1.62 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

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