Tete-A-tete: The Tumultuous Lives and Loves of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre by Hazel RowleyTete-A-tete: The Tumultuous Lives and Loves of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre by Hazel Rowley

Tete-A-tete: The Tumultuous Lives and Loves of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre

byHazel Rowley

Paperback | October 17, 2006

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Passionate, freethinking existentialist philosopher-writers Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre are one of the world's legendary couples. Their committed but notoriously open union generated no end of controversy in their day. Biographer Hazel Rowley offers the first dual portrait of these two colossal figures and their intense, often embattled relationship. 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.

Hazel Rowley is the author of two previous books:Christina Stead: A BiographyandRichard Wright: The Life And Times. 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. She lives in New York and Paris.
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Title:Tete-A-tete: The Tumultuous Lives and Loves of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul SartreFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.05 inPublished:October 17, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060520604

ISBN - 13:9780060520601

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“[Rowley] draws from vast stores of published and unpublished writings, correspondence and interviews.”