Letters to Sartre

Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre formed one of the most famous literary couples of the twentieth century.

Letters to Sartre

Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre formed one of the most famous literary couples of the twentieth century. Their relationship took on the quality of legend and served as a model of openness and honesty for countless men and women. Sartre was revered during his lifetime as a paradigm of the modern philosophe and intellectual, but since de Beauvoir’s death in 1986, her literary reputation has threatened to eclipse Sartre’s. Her work The Second Sex is, by any standard, one of the most important and influential books of the twentieth century. When these private and revealing letters were published in France in 1990, they caused a storm of controversy. Here de Beauvoir tells Sartre everything, tracing the extraordinary complications of their triangular love life. These letters reveal de Beauvoir not only as manipulative and dependent, but also as vulnerable, passionate, jealous, and committed. This reissue of a New York Times Notable Book will inspire philosophers, writers, and lovers of literature for decades to come.

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Letters to Sartre
Language: en
Pages: 544
Authors: Simone de Beauvoir
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-12-12 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre formed one of the most famous literary couples of the twentieth century. Their relationship took on the quality of legend and served as a model of openness and honesty for countless men and women. Sartre was revered during his lifetime as a paradigm of
Witness to My Life
Language: en
Pages: 464
Authors: Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Lee Fahnestock, Norman Macafee
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-05-21 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Books about Witness to My Life
Quiet Moments in a War
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-05-21 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Books about Quiet Moments in a War
The Other Within
Language: en
Pages: 195
Authors: Fredrika Scarth
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

In The Other Within, Fredrika Scarth builds upon the recent studies that have surfaced as part of the Simone de Beauvoir renaissance to offer a reading of The Second Sex as an ethical text. Scarth provides us with a unique and enlightening study of Beauvoir's writing on the female body,
A Dangerous Liaison
Language: en
Pages: 608
Authors: Carole Seymour-Jones
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-12-31 - Publisher: Random House

A Dangerous Liaison tells the intense, passionate and sometimes painful story of how these two brilliant free-thinkers - and rivals - came to a share a relationship that was to last over fifty years. Moving from the corridors of the Sorbonne and the chestnut groves in the Limousin, to the