Tete-a-Tete: The Tumultuous Lives and Loves of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre
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"Gossipy and shallow" according to Fargoan. I agree with the views that this book is not very insightful. And while it does have "juicy tidbits," I got tired of the gossipy account of who had sex with whom and when and who was agonizing over what, etc. Some of the information about Sartre's and Beauvoir's lives is interesting, but only because I didn't know much in detail about their lives to begin with. Surprisingly little information about their id. "compellingaddicting. scandalous" according to M. Reyes. I loved the story line and the philosophical questions confronted in this work that certainly changed my view on traditional relationships and the significance of marriage.. There has got to be better I bought this book as some follow up reading on these two amazing existentialists I had just recently learned about in class. The material is amazing these were two fantastic characters but the author failed to present it in the style it deserved. It is akwardly written with brief sentences and focuses on dumb details instead of all the juicy stuff that Sartes and Beauvoir were famous for. I mean, she even
She has been a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow and a Bunting Institute Fellow at Radcliffe College, and has taught at the University of Iowa and at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. Hazel Rowley is the author of two previous books: Christina Stead: A Biography and Richard Wright: The Life And Times. She lives in New York and Paris.
Through original interviews and access to new primary sources, Rowley portrays Sartre and Beauvoir up close.Tête-à-Tête magnificently details the passion, daring, humor, and contradictions of a remarkably unorthodox relationship.. Passionate, freethinking existentialist philosopher-writers Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre are one of the world's legendary couples. Biographer Hazel Rowley offers the first dual portrait of these two colossal figures and their intense, often embattled relationship. Their committed but notoriously open union generated no end of controversy in their day
“Fascinating A neatly assembled record of people behaving badly in the name of literature, philosophy and amour.” (Kirkus Reviews)“Exhilirating.” (Houston Chronicle)“Compulsively readable The surprise page-turner of the season A fascinating study of a passion that transcended convention.” (Los Angeles Times Book Review)“An enthralling book.” (Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World)“Engrossing Tells Beauvoir and Sartre’s repellent, inspiring and unlikely tale more completely and concisely than it has ever been told.” (New York Times Book Review)“TETE-A-TETE has just about everything Hard as I tried, I could not put it down.” (Barbara Ehrenreich)“Enormously rich and utterly absorbing a short, concise, penetrating look into the famous couple who changed their century.” (Brenda Maddox)“An in-depth, unflinching account TETE-A-TETE provides a valuable cultural history.” (Boston Globe)“A sympathetic but clear-eyed history of Sartre and Beauvoir’s lifelong partnership.” (New York Times)“A fast-moving yet vast saga, spanning the bulk of the 20th century and much of the world.” (Seattle Times)“The surprise page-turner of the year.” (Newsday)“A lively and fulfilling portrait A wonderfully crafted narrative Thoroughly researched and well-written.” (Library Journal)“Rowley draws from vast stores of published and unpublished writings, correspondence and interviews.” (Publishers Weekly)