A Dangerous Liaison: A Revelatory New Biography of Simone Debeauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre

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Traces the more than fifty-year friendship shared by the writing-philosophy duo, describing how their romance was shaped by evolving modes of thought and sexual experimentation as well as Sartre's alcoholism, DeBeauvoir's lesbianism, and their controversial political affiliations. By the Samuel Johnson-shortlisted author of Painted Shadow.

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"Seymour-Jones's narrative crackles and pops with engrossing anecdotes." - "The Observer "
"Filled with delicious detail... eminently readable. Seymour-Jones's book is as page-turning as it is scholarly. The end result is quite dazzling." -"The Guardian"
"A fascinating new book." -The "Daily Mail"
"Extremely detailed, well researched, and completely absorbing." - " Booklist (STARRED review) "
"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." - " Kirkus "
"An important contribution to the study of de Beauvoir and Sartre that will be appreciated both by general readers and by scholars of French literature and culture and women's studies." - "Library Journal "

A fascinating new book. "

A fascinating new book.

Extremely detailed, well researched, and completely absorbing.

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Carole Seymour-Jones was born in North Wales and educated at Oxford and Sussex Universities. Her recent biography Painted Shadow: The Life of Vivienne Eliot was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize. She is the chair of the Writers in Prison Committee of English PEN, and co-editor of Another Sky: Voices of Conscience from Around the World , a collection of pieces by writers imprisoned for expressing their views.

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