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Simone De Beauvoir: A Biography
After Samuel Beckett and before Anais Nin, Deirdre Bair tackled the life of the woman Jean-Paul Sartre knew as "Castor" and "the Beaver" -- with the subject's cooperation, if not full agreement. De Beauvoir was a brilliant and creative woman who insisted on subsuming much of her intellect and talents to the man who thought himself painfully ugly, who seduced women right and left with his words and voice (and described them and their bodies in excruciatin...