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A Dangerous Liaison This Revealing New Biography Of Simone De Beauvoir And Jean Paul Sartre, Based In Part On Recently Discovered Letters Written By De Beauvoir, Tells How These Two Brilliant Free Thinkers Came To Share A Relationship That Was To Last Over Fifty Years A Dangerous Liason is full of conjecture and censure, though seemingly so in the name of a purer history This biography of confluence draws from interviews, private letters, and both published and unfinished works by the literary and political icons Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir The book looks at their thought phenomenology, existentialism, feminism, Hegel and their lives in love, a love of revolutionary intellectuals who agreed against marriage in favor of aopen, often liber A Dangerous Liason is full of conjecture and censure, though seemingly so in the name of a purer history This biography of confluence draws from interviews, private letters, and both published and unfinished works by the literary and political icons Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir The book looks at their thought phenomenology, existentialism, feminism, Hegel and their lives in love, a love of revolutionary intellectuals who agreed against marriage in favor of aopen, often libertine shared experience It s sexy Sey Jones details Simone s penchant for seducing her nubile female students with a refined system of Kant and kisses , informative the Sartre Camus relationship is given unprecedented personal dimension , and intriguing did you know Sartre was repeatedly taped fucking a diabetic KGB agent Unfortunately, while attending to the biography of Beauvior, the author deeply mines published fiction, often supposing a parallel in reality I say this is done in the name of a purer history because it is widely suggested in exaggeration that Beauvior s fiction isautobiographical than her carefully combed memoirs Even so, she seems too often to print supposition as fact Or at least that s how I read it Simone s sense of difference and isolation nourished a growing sense of uniqueness Although her teachers criticized her French compositions for being stilted, in a friend s album, at the age of fifteen, she answered the question What do you want to do in later life with to be a famous author I had set my heart on that profession, to the exclusion of everything else Like George Eliot, whose Mill on the Floss was her favourite novel, like Rosalind Lehmann, whose Dusty Answer she and Zaz Simone s sense of difference and isolation nourished a growing sense of uniqueness Although her teachers criticized her French compositions for being stilted, in a friend s album, at the age of fifteen, she answered the question What do you want to do in later life with to be a famous author I had set my heart on that profession, to the exclusion of everything else Like George Eliot, whose Mill on the Floss was her favourite novel, like Rosalind Lehmann, whose Dusty Answer she and Zaza both read, like Stendhal, Flaubert, and Alain Fournier, author of Le Grand Meaulnes, on whose moody hero her cousin Jacques modelled himself, she would be a novelist It seemed the surest route to success Zaza laughed at her friend s ambitions Provocatively she declared, Bringing nine children10 into the world as Mama has done, is just as good as writing books Simone disagreed babies and animals were repugnant to her Maternity was something I couldn t entertain, and I was astounded whenever Zaza started cooing over new born infants In the summer of 1926, at Meyrignac, she began a vast novel , whose heroine was to live through her own experiences and find herself in conflict with her environment He called it Jean sansterre, or John Lackland , a man without inheritance or possessions, which was what Sartre felt himself to be a writer who owned nothing bar a pen and a pipe Who as a child never had a home Careful 22 We aren t at home his mother would whisper to him when he made a noise We were never at home either in the rue Le Goff or later on, when my mother remarried, Sartre wrote bitterly Jean sans terre was a savage indictment of his unstable childhood, and one that was never published It was too ill natured , said its author Instead, he wrote Les Mots, his most polished, highly worked over book Like Beauvoir s Memoirs, it was full of secrets even so, his pain was too great to continue the story after the age of twelve to tell the truth would have wounded his mother too greatly How could I continue 23 he asked Gerassi.Anne Marie was still alive How could I blame her for not caring enough about me, for abandoning me, for choosing a shit un con over me Yet that was the real reason I was so desperate to fit into that vile Protestant centre of La Rochelle Yet La Rochelle had been a life changing metamorphosis It was to my great misfortune then and to my great future good fortune , he wrote, with grim sarcasm, that he had become the whipping boy of the La Rochelle lyc e Dislocation and rejection put a chip of ice in his heart The brutalized prince now resolved to be king He took as his model the nineteenth century comedy by Paul Verlaine, Les Uns et les autres, in which the leader of a band of handsome young men and pretty girls rules through strength of mind and charm The future was going to be different Jean Paul would take revenge on all the salauds, bastards, who had humiliated him Though the book started off a bit slow for me, once the lives of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean Paul Sartre became intertwined at the time of their introduction in 1929 when both were students at the cole Normale Sup rieure , I could hardly tear myself away I set myself to reading 2 chapters a day.I was surprised to discover how apolitical the 2 were during the 1930s Both were then firmly set on establishing careers for themselves and having sexual relationships with impressionable young women Though the book started off a bit slow for me, once the lives of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean Paul Sartre became intertwined at the time of their introduction in 1929 when both were students at the cole Normale Sup rieure , I could hardly tear myself away I set myself to reading 2 chapters a day.I was surprised to discover how apolitical the 2 were during the 1930s Both were then firmly set on establishing careers for themselves and having sexual relationships with impressionable young women Many of these women like the Kosackiewicz sisters, Natalie Sorokine, and Bianca Lamblin nee Bienenfeld a Jew whom both de Beauvoir and Sartre abandoned as the Germans tightened their grip on France in the late spring of 1940 De Beauvoir later felt guilty for how shabbily she and Sartre had treated Lamblin and after the war, she and Lamblin would take annual trips together Lamblin, Seymour Jones reveals, wrote her own memoirs in which she spoke fully of her betrayal and the nervous breakdown she suffered after having fought with the Maquis in the Vercours against the Germans Sartre and de Beauvoir to some extent greatly understated their Resistance activity during the Second World War In truth, both felt that the German occupation was likely to last 20 years and, like most French, largely accomodated themselves to Hitler s New Order in France In contrast to Albert Camus, a mutual friend, Sartre and de Beauvoir played almost no part in the Resistance Sartre shortly before the war had begun to make a name for himself as a writer and existentialist thinker through his first successful book, La Nausee For de Beauvoir, the war helped her to find her voice as a writer In the postwar world, both became politically active and in the 1950s and 1960s, dupes of the Soviet Union Eventually, both became disillusioned with the USSR De Beauvoir becamedeeply engaged in feminist causes during the latter stages of her life It was part of a calling that de Beauvoir had felt all her life and first cristallized in her famous book, The Second Sex , in 1949 I invite any reader with an interest in the lives of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean Paul Sartre to read this book It is indeed REVELATORY and shows the uniqueness of their 50 year special relationship as well as their strengths, shortcomings and all too human frailties I have never given a book a one star rating, but I absolutely could not make it through This book might interest you if you are working on a graduate degree in French philosophers It is not a biography for the casual reader I made it almost 200 pages before giving up, but then I couldn t take it any Every page is filled with French phrases followed by the translation, which I found distracting and pretentious I can t recommend this book to anyone who, like me, is interested in biographi I have never given a book a one star rating, but I absolutely could not make it through This book might interest you if you are working on a graduate degree in French philosophers It is not a biography for the casual reader I made it almost 200 pages before giving up, but then I couldn t take it any Every page is filled with French phrases followed by the translation, which I found distracting and pretentious I can t recommend this book to anyone who, like me, is interested in biographies for the stories and the history Life is too short to read books you don t like Perhaps one of the best biographies of this iconic couple and their circle as well as the turbulent times in which they lived It explodes many of the myths about Sartre and gives a somewhat disturbing picture of the reality in terms of his political naivety in regard to Russia, his false claims of being active in the Resistance and his mistreatment of women, including Beauvoir Beauvoir doesn t come out looking much better though Hard to believe this legendary feminist author of the ground Perhaps one of the best biographies of this iconic couple and their circle as well as the turbulent times in which they lived It explodes many of the myths about Sartre and gives a somewhat disturbing picture of the reality in terms of his political naivety in regard to Russia, his false claims of being active in the Resistance and his mistreatment of women, including Beauvoir Beauvoir doesn t come out looking much better though Hard to believe this legendary feminist author of the groundbreaking Second Sex behaved as she did towards young women and acted as a procuress for Sartre, whose blatant mysogyny she apparently turned a blind eye to for most of their lives Although I have always enjoyed reading their literary and philosophical writings I even admire some I have never admired the characters of Sartre and de Beauvoir This biography is, indeed, revelatory, and it will not win over any new fans for this controversial couple It may be best to learn to appreciate Sartre and de Beauvoir first through their work before delving into their often hypocritical, sordid, and sad lives. I found this book to beauthor conjecture and guesswork than an actual biography Got about half way through before I gave up Disapointing that a book about two such fascinating people could be so dull. oti ilgi las ju o gr matu apm ram pusgadu, ta u ne jau t p c, ka nepatiktu Pirmk rt, gr matai ir p ri 500 lpp, un, otrk rt, t ir biogr fija, nevis fiction S kums ier va, p c tam bija da as las anas kr z tes, kuras veiksm gi p rvar ju Gr mata v sta ne tikai par Bovu ras un Sartra paktu par br vo laul bu tas ir, esam kop , bet br vi iesaist ties attiec b s ar citiem , bet ar par vi u rakst anas un kara pieredzi, domubiedriem, politiskaj m nost j m utt Deta m un ar v stures, un fi oti ilgi las ju o gr matu apm ram pusgadu, ta u ne jau t p c, ka nepatiktu Pirmk rt, gr matai ir p ri 500 lpp, un, otrk rt, t ir biogr fija, nevis fiction S kums ier va, p c tam bija da as las anas kr z tes, kuras veiksm gi p rvar ju Gr mata v sta ne tikai par Bovu ras un Sartra paktu par br vo laul bu tas ir, esam kop , bet br vi iesaist ties attiec b s ar citiem , bet ar par vi u rakst anas un kara pieredzi, domubiedriem, politiskaj m nost j m utt Deta m un ar v stures, un filozofijas bag ta gr mata, kura sniedz ieskatu divu slavenu rakstnieku dz v , vi u probl m s, kompleksos, attiec b s utt Kopum man oti patika Mazliet trauc ja gr matas apjoms, ta u par sp ti tam nebija mirk a, kad ien ktu pr t doma to atst t l dz galam neizlas tu Wow, this book has an amazing amount of detail and historical information I can only imagine how long and hard the author worked to put it together Truely an incredible book Must read for anyone interested in existentialism or Simone s brand of feminism.


About the Author: Carole Seymour-Jones

Carole Seymour Jones was born in North Wales.Educated at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, and Sussex University, she became the acclaimed biographer of Beatrice Webb, Simone de Beauvoir and Vivienne Eliot, while her most recent book examined the life of Anglo French SOE agent Pearl Witherington She cited fellow biographers Richard Holmes and Hermione Lee, plus historian Antony Beevor, among her influences A teacher of creative non fiction, memoir and biography, Carole was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Surrey, a regular broadcaster, and judge of the Biographers Club Tony Lothian Prize Her biography Painted Shadow The Life of Vivienne Eliot was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize She was the chair of the Writers in Prison Committee of English PEN, and co editor of Another Sky Voices of Conscience from Around the World , a collection of pieces by writers imprisoned for expressing their views.


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