Hard Times: Force of Circumstance, Volume II: 1952-1962 (The Autobiography of Simone de Beauvoir)

Hard Times Force of Circumstance Volume II The Autobiography of Simone de Beauvoir This volume of Simone de Beauvoir s legendary autobiography presents Beauvoir at the height of her international fame and portrays her inner struggle with aging Beauvoir recounts her difficult long di

  • Title: Hard Times: Force of Circumstance, Volume II: 1952-1962 (The Autobiography of Simone de Beauvoir)
  • Author: Simone de Beauvoir Richard Howard Toril Moi
  • ISBN: 9781569249550
  • Page: 448
  • Format: Paperback
  • This volume of Simone de Beauvoir s legendary autobiography presents Beauvoir at the height of her international fame and portrays her inner struggle with aging Beauvoir recounts her difficult long distance romance with novelist Nelson Algren and her involvement with Claude Lanzmann the future director of Shoah She also vividly describes her travels with Sartre to BrazThis volume of Simone de Beauvoir s legendary autobiography presents Beauvoir at the height of her international fame and portrays her inner struggle with aging Beauvoir recounts her difficult long distance romance with novelist Nelson Algren and her involvement with Claude Lanzmann the future director of Shoah She also vividly describes her travels with Sartre to Brazil and Cuba, reveals her private sense of despair in reaction to French atrocities in Algeria, and confronts her own deepening depression Simone de Beauvoir s outstanding achievement is to have left us an admirable record of her unceasing battle to become an independent woman and writer.

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    1. SIMONE AND HER TOYBOY LOVER IN HER OWN WORDSThey met in 1952, when he was 27 and she was 44, and things clicked at once. His opening gambit was remarkably effective. A free translation from her account:- Hello?- Hi Simone, it's Claude.- Hi.- Look, would you like to go see a movie with me?- Um which movie?- It doesn't matter.If anyone else has the courage to try this, I'd be curious to know whether it works for them too.

    2. This one was steeped too heavily in the FRench politics of the time for me to wade through comfortably. Felt I needed a very large reference work on FRance from 1950 to 1963 in order to understand most of it. Not as personal as the first volume. Her analysis of the "Nouveau Roman" at the end very curious - exactly on target but somehow not realizing that point WAS the target. Probably for de Beauvior fanatics or francophiles interested in the political climate and intrigues of the 50's and 60's. [...]

    3. Simone de Beauvoir made a strong inspiration to me in her second autobiography The Prime of LIfe. Though this third drags at times it was invigorating reading for I am in awe of her life. Just envisioning the circles she travelled in in Paris is enough to make my head spin. I've written a much longer review here.

    4. Elämänmakuinen kuvaus toisen maailmansodan ajasta Ranskassa; kasvaa kertomukseksi kuolemasta, elämänjanosta ja ihmisen kaikissa oloissa ilmenevästä vapaudesta ja valinnoista. Kaunista.

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