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Simone de Beauvoir (1908–1986)

Simone Ernestine Lucie Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir was born on January 9, 1908, in Paris, France. She was raised in an upper class bourgeois Catholic family. Her father, named Georges de Beauvoir, had a passion for books and theatre. He taught Simone reading at the age of 3, and she attempted to write as soon as she could read. Her early development... See full bio »

Died:

(age 78) in Paris, France

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Known For

The Blood of Others
(1984)
Pour Djamila
Pour Djamila Writer
(2011)
Yksinpuhuja
Yksinpuhuja Writer
(1984)
All Men Are Mortal
(1995)

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 2011 Pour Djamila (TV Movie) (book Djamila Boupacha)
 1995 All Men Are Mortal (novel)
 1988 Una donna spezzata (TV Movie) (novel)
 1986 Weil's solche Liebe nicht täglich gibt (TV Movie) (novel "Eine gebrochene Frau")
 1984 Yksinpuhuja (TV Movie) (short story)
 1984 The Blood of Others (based on the novel by)
  Cinéma 16 (TV Series) (dialogue - 1 episode, 1978) (novel - 1 episode, 1978)
- La femme rompue (1978) ... (dialogue) / (novel)
 1978 Hon kräver upprättelse (TV Movie) (stories "La femme rompue")
 1967 Le'at Yoter (Short) (story)
 1965 Det angår ikke oss (TV Movie) (literary text)
 1958 Derrière la grande muraille (Documentary) (commentary)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Biography (of Jean-Paul Sartre): "The Mandarins" See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Print Biographies | 3 Articles | See more »
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Personal Quote:

This has always been a man's world, and none of the reasons hitherto brought forward in explanation of this fact has seemed adequate. See more »

Trivia:

Her long affair with novelist Nelson Algren was dramatized in John Susman play "Nelson & Simone" that premiered in Fall, 2000, at the Live Bait Theatre with Rebecca Covey as de Beauvoir and Gary Houston as Algren. See more »

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Capricorn

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