Douglas Johnson, 7 June 1984
Show More La Cérémonie des Adieux by Simone de Beauvoir.
Gallimard, 559 pp., frs 90Show More
Simone de Beauvoir Today by Alice Schwarzer, translated by Marianne Howarth.
Chatto, 120 pp., £6.95, February 1984, 0 7011 2784 8Show More
Lettres au Castor et à Quelques Autres by Jean-Paul Sartre, edited by Simone de Beauvoir.
Gallimard, 520 pp., frs 120, May 1983, 9782070260782Show More
“... Has anyone ever written a satirical account of the first meeting between Simone de Beauvoir and Sartre? In an age when victims long to be mocked, in a country where satire is an essential part of the cultural heritage, and with two principals who have together inspired much controversy and aroused much dislike, the apparent absence of ridicule must be significant ...”