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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


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.



10 thoughts on “A Dangerous Liaison

  1. Pat Pat says:

    What did you do in the war, Sartre Two years ago when I was in hospital I reread de Beauvoir s Prime of Life and it occurred to me that she and Sartre had rather an easy war Now Carole Seymour Jones, in this double biography, explodes the myth that the couple were prominent in the Resistance and we learn that they did very little indeed It was Albert Camus who put himself in danger by publishi


  2. Inga Pizāne Inga Pizāne says:

    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 p


  3. Anima Anima says:

    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


  4. KOMET KOMET says:

    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 th


  5. Tyler Tyler says:

    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


  6. Anne Green Anne Green says:

    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


  7. Patricia Patricia says:

    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


  8. William William says:

    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.


  9. Jodi Jodi says:

    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.


  10. Pixie Pixie says:

    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.


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