We learn the details of their infamous romantic entanglements with the young Olga Kosakiewicz and others; of their efforts to protest the wars in Algeria and Vietnam; and of Beauvoir's tempestuous love affair with Nelson Algren. We follow along on their many travels, involving meetings with dignitaries such as Roosevelt, Khrushchev, and Castro.
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Publication Harper Perennial , Paperback, pages. Description "They are one of the world's legendary couples. User reviews LibraryThing member pmfloyd1. An very worthwhile biography As Irvin D.
Yalom has so well pointed out, all of us struggle with some basic existential issues e. In fact, it seems they struggled with these universal questions more than most of us. I found the book exceptional and many of the critics come to the biography with what seems so clear to an outsider - preconceived notions and biases about these 2 extraordinary people.
I found it interesting that Sartre struggled with "guilt" over the suicide of one of his girl friends. He was also very "deceitful" intentionally choose to not be completely honest when it came to his concurrent lovers. In the end, I found Simone's life story to be the much more interesting Just goes to show you what an education in philosophy can do This review is for the paperback edition by Hazel Rowley. Paul Floyd, Mpls, MN … more.
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Passionate, freethinking existentialist philosopher-writers Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre are one of the world's legendary couples. Their committed but notoriously open union generated no end of controversy in their day.
Biographer Hazel Rowley offers the first dual portrait of these two colossal figures and their intense, often embattled relationship. Through original interviews and access to new primary sources, Rowley portrays Sartre and Beauvoir up close. Thanks for signing up! We've emailed you instructions for claiming your free e-book.
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An admiring but balanced portrait emerges of activist intellectuals determined to practice the freedom they preached. She does this vividly and expertly. Hard as I tried, I could not put it down.