Monday, June 29, 2009

Overlook Preview: A DANGEROUS LIASION Explores the DeBeauvoir-Sartre Relationship

Coming this Fall is the revealing new biography of Simone DeBeauvoir and Jean-Paul Sarte, A Dangerous Liasion, by Carole Seymour-Jones. Finally available in the U.S., this is a compelling and fascinating account of what lay behind the legend that this brilliant, tempestuous couple created.

Kirkus Reviews notes: "Appearing in what might be called a "sexography," Sartre, the Nobel-winning existentialist philosopher, and Beauvoir, existentialist and pioneering feminist, cavort with a dizzying panoply of partners. . . A spiraling double-helix of a relationship whose sordid beauty fascinates even as it repels."

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