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    DescriptionThey are one of the world's legendary couples. Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre - those passionate, free-thinking Existentialist philosopher-writers - had a committed but notoriously open union that generated no end of controversy. Through original interviews and access to new primary sources, Hazel Rowley portrays them up close: their romantic entanglements, their Parisian cafe society circle, their discussions of each other's work. Theirs is a great story - and a great story is precisely what they most wanted their lives to be.

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    The Lives and Loves of Simone De Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre
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    By (author) Hazel Rowley
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 338 g
    ISBN 13: 9780099455547
    ISBN 10: 0099455544

    BIC subject category V2: DSK
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    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ADF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.5
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    DC22: 848.912092
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004150
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    01 April 2007
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    Born in London and brought up partly in Australia (where she taught at Deakin University, Melbourne) Hazel Rowley is the author of two previous books of nonfiction: Christina Stead: A Biography and Richard Wright: The Life and Times. Her awards include Rockefeller and Radcliffe Fellowships, and the National Book Award from Australia. She divides her time between New York and Paris.
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    "An elegant, concise, gossipy account... heartbreaking and compelling" Financial Times "Refreshingly unpretentious. It may be the book that Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir wished to be written about their shared life" Sunday Times "Rowley tells [the story] with compelling vigour... What is wonderful about Rowley's book, aside from its readability, is that she catches the intellectual excitement as well, the intimacy of thought" -- Brian Morton Sunday Herald "[Rowley] manages to recapture the charm and the brilliance of the relationship in its early stages, which makes her story all the more poignant and depressing" Scotsman "Marvellous ... A born storyteller" -- Serena Davies Telegraph