Tete-A-Tete: The Tumultuous Lives and Loves of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre (P.S.)

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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.

Tete-a-Tete magnificently details the passion, daring, humor, and contradictions of a remarkably unorthodox relationship."

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"An enthralling book." -- Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World

"The surprise page-turner of the year." -- Newsday

"Exhilirating." -- Houston Chronicle

Exhilirating. --Houston Chronicle

The surprise page-turner of the year. --Newsday

"TETE-A-TETE has just about everything... Hard as I tried, I could not put it down."--Barbara Ehrenreich

"A lively and fulfilling portrait... [A] wonderfully crafted narrative... Thoroughly researched and well-written."--Library Journal

"Enormously rich and utterly absorbing . . . a short, concise, penetrating look into the famous couple who changed their century."--Brenda Maddox

"Fascinating . . . A neatly assembled record of people behaving badly in the name of literature, philosophy and amour."--Kirkus Reviews

"A fast-moving yet vast saga, spanning the bulk of the 20th century and much of the world."--Seattle Times

"[Rowley] draws from vast stores of published and unpublished writings, correspondence and interviews."--Publishers Weekly

"[A] sympathetic but clear-eyed history of Sartre and Beauvoir's lifelong partnership."--New York Times

"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

"An in-depth, unflinching account . . . TETE-A-TETE provides a valuable cultural history."--Boston Globe

"Exhilirating."--Houston Chronicle

"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

"The surprise page-turner of the year."--Newsday

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"

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