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 t


  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


  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


  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


  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 phenom


  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 an


  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 ph


  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 thro


  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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