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She came to stay

By: Beauvoir, Simone de

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Part of the Harper Perennial modern classics series
0007204647 / 9780007204649
Paperback
16/01/2006
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United Kingdom
Foreign
20 cm 409 p.
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Reprint. This translation originally published: London: Secker & Warburg and Lindsay Drummond, 1949.
/ Includes PS Section Written as an act of revenge against the 17 year-old who came between her and Jean-Paul Sartre, She Came to Stay is Simone de Beauvoir's first novel -- a lacerating study of a young, naive couple in love and the usurping woman who comes between them. / Smart new repackaging of an important work by one of the twentieth century's most recognisable and writers / Draws on Simone de Beauvoir's relationship with Jean-Paul Sartre and the affair that almost destroyed it / Features a fascinating PS section with author profile and essay on the novel with a contribution from FAY WEL

Written as an act of revenge against the 17 year-old who came between her and Jean-Paul Sartre, She Came to Stay is Simone de Beauvoir's first novel -- a lacerating study of a young, naive couple in love and the usurping woman who comes between them. 'It is impossible to talk about faithfulness and unfaithfulness where we are oncerned.

You and I are simply one. Neither of us can be described without the other.' It was unthinkable that Pierre and Francoise should ever tire of each other. And yet, both talented and restless, they constantly feel the need for new sensations, new people. Because of this they bring the young, beautiful and irresponsible Xaviere into their life who, determined to take Pierre for herself, drives a wedge between them, with unforeseeable, disastrous consequences! Published in 1943, 'She Came to Stay' is Simone de Beauvoir's first novel.

Written as an act of revenge against the woman who nearly destroyed her now legendary, unorthodox relationship with the philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, it fictionalises the events of 1935, when Sartre became infatuated with seventeen-year old Olga Bost, a pupil and devotee of de Beauvoir's. Passionately eloquent, coolly and devastatingly ironic, 'She Came to Stay' is one of the most extraordinary and powerful pieces of fictional autobiography of the twentieth century, in which de Beauvoir's 'tears for her characters freeze as they drop.'

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FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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