Tete-A-Tete : The Tumultuous Lives and Loves of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre

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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.Tete-a-Tete magnificently details the passion, daring, humor, and contradictions of a remarkably unorthodox relationship.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 132.1 x 198.1 x 33mm | 385.56g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0060520604
  • 9780060520601
  • 159,942

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"Engrossing... Tells Beauvoir and Sartre's repellent, inspiring and unlikely tale more completely and concisely than it has ever been told."--New York Times Book Reviewshow more