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E of this brilliant and often paradoxical woman who has been called one of the great minds of the 20th century and surely one of the most famously i've read this book a few times but it's really big it's a really great look into a life that's so cast in the shadows of jean paul sartre the book gets real about her relationship with sartre like how sartre never gave her an orgasm it starts from the beginning and by beginning i mean her grandparents and ends with her death

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Simone de Beauvoir A BiographyThis definitive biography is based on five years of interviews with de Beauvoir and is written with her full cooperation Bair penetrates the mystiu Earlier in the year I read Deirdre Bair's memoir of writing the biographies of Samuel Beckett and de Beauvoir I enjoyed her accounts of the pleasures and difficulties of biography and her generous portraits of the 2 subjects and I decided to read her book on de Beauvoir I'd read the Beckett biography years earlierIt was important to me to read it along with the latest biography of Nelson Algren For me Algren and de Beauvoir go together I'd already read other biographies of both plus the de Beauvoir Algren letters and knew about their affair begun during her tour of America in 1947 The I learned about that affair the interesting it became And I was intrigued by Bair's judgment in the memoir that Algren had been the love of de Beauvoir's lifeFamously she had Jean Paul Sartre too Early on they were lovers Marriage was out because her family couldn't provide a dowry but she and Sartre preferred the unconventional relationship which over the years morphed into the literaryphilosophical partnership they're known for By the end of WWII Sartre had become the leading French existentialist While de Beauvoir walked in philosophic lockstep with him she was open to other European thought and was even an influence on Sartre's thinking When she turned to feminist issues in 1949 that wider European vision combined with her existentialism to produce The Second Sex the seminal work of feminism she's best known for She was a novelist too and a good one Her The Mandarins 1954 is highly revelatory about the group of philosophers and writers around Sartre called the Family and is still well regarded today That book and her decision to not leave the Family and Sartre is what damaged her romance with Algren His perception of her portrayal of their relationship had a lot to do with the end of it He'd been important to her because he showed her how passion and reason could combine in a man He therefore gave her the traditional male female romance she'd not known she wanted Algren made her uestion everything about herself except her professional bond with Sartre Algren even helped give The Second Sex an American flavor Pulled between the 2 men and the lives they represented Sartre the social politics and philosophy Algren fiction writing and the personal in the end she chose Sartre though she was also choosing Paris over ChicagoThis is a wonderfully rich biography and loving portrait of a woman whose rightful place we'd once thought was discipleship to Sartre but who since their deaths is regarded by many as the half of the duo whose ideas are of the most importance Her feminism and social politics have overtaken Sartre's existentialism Bair tells it all well She's an engaging storyteller as we learned from her memoir and de Beauvoir gave her many stories to tell