Simone de Beauvoir was born in Paris in 1908. In 1929 she became the youngest person ever to obtain the "agregation" in philosophy at the Sorbonne, placing second to Jean-Paul Sartre. She taught at lycees at Marseille and Rouen from 1931 to 1937, and in Paris from 1938 to 1943. After the war, she emerged as one of the leaders of the existentialist movement, working with Sartre on "Les Temps Modernes." The author of several books, including "The Mandarins "(1957), which was awarded the Prix Goncourt, Beauvoir was one of the most influential thinkers of her generation. She died in 1986. Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier, both American, are longtime residents of France and former teachers at the Institut d Etudes Politiques in Paris. Judith Thurman, author of "Isak Dinesen" and "Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette, " is a staff writer at "The New Yorker.""
Simone de Beauvoir was born in 1908 and died in 1986.
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another Beauvoir Apr 5, 2000
A very beautiful book which reveals another Simon de beauvoir: the one in love. She's passionate, sincere, writing with her heart to his "beloved" transatlantic love. They met in America when Simon came to give a cycle of conferences around the States, and they started to write from this moment. We see how their love rises, how they open their hearts letter by letter, and we realize that her love was nothing but authentic. It's also a very interesting reading about life in Paris among the intellectuals of the time, the day by day with Sartre and their travelling together around the world. You really get in touch with this time and this circle of people. Very touching.