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A Dangerous Liaison

A Revalatory New Biography of Simone DeBeauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre

Carole Seymour-Jones - Author

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ISBN 9781590204030 | 592 pages | 07 Dec 2010 | Overlook | 5.90 x 8.81in | 18 - AND UP
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A Dangerous Liaison tells the intense, passionate, and sometimes-painful story of how two brilliant freethinkers, lovers, and rivals came to share a relationship that lasted more than 50 years. This is the first dual biography of Simone De Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sarte.

"Seymour-Jones's narrative crackles and pops with engrossing anecdotes." - The Observer

"Filled with delicious detail... eminently readable. Seymour-Jones's book is as page-turning as it is scholarly. The end result is quite dazzling." -The Guardian

"A fascinating new book." -The Daily Mail

"Extremely detailed, well researched, and completely absorbing." - Booklist (STARRED review)

"Appearing in what might be called a 'sexography,' Sartre, the Nobel-winning existentialist philosopher, and Beauvoir, existentialist and pioneering feminist, cavort with a dizzying panoply of partners...A spiraling double-helix of a relationship whose sordid beauty fascinates even as it repels." - Kirkus

"An important contribution to the study of de Beauvoir and Sartre that will be appreciated both by general readers and by scholars of French literature and culture and women's studies." - Library Journal


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