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Titre Parisian lives : Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, and me : a memoir / Deirdre Bair.
Auteur Bair, Deirdre, author
Éditeur New York : Nan A. Talese, Doubleday, [2019]
©2019
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Genre Autobiographies
Sujet anglais Bair, Deirdre
Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989 -- Psychology
Beauvoir, Simone de, 1908-1986 -- Psychology
Biographers -- United States -- Biography
Genre Autobiographies
Sujet français Bair, Deirdre
Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989 -- Psychologie
Beauvoir, Simone de, 1908-1986 -- Psychologie
Biographes -- États-Unis -- Biographies
Description xiv, 347 pages : illustration ; 25 cm.
Édition First edition.
Résumé "National Book Award-winning biographer Deirdre Bair explores her fifteen remarkable years in Paris with Samuel Beckett and Simone de Beauvoir, painting intimate new portraits of two literary giants and revealing secrets of the biographical art. In 1971 Deirdre Bair was a journalist and recently minted Ph.D. who managed to secure access to Nobel Prize-winning author Samuel Beckett. He agreed that she could write his biography despite never having written--or even read--a biography herself. The next seven years of intimate conversations, intercontinental research, and peculiar cat-and-mouse games resulted in Samuel Beckett: A Biography, which went on to win the National Book Award and propel Deirdre to her next subject: Simone de Beauvoir. The catch? De Beauvoir and Beckett despised each other--and lived essentially on the same street. While quite literally dodging one subject or the other, and sometimes hiding out in the backrooms of the great cafes of Paris, Bair learned that what works in terms of process for one biography rarely applies to the next. Her seven-year relationship with the domineering and difficult de Beauvoir required a radical change in approach, yielding another groundbreaking literary profile. Drawing on Bair's extensive notes from the period, including never-before-told anecdotes and details that were considered impossible to publish at the time, Parisian Lives is full of personality and warmth and give us an entirely new window on the all-too-human side of these legendary thinkers"-- Provided by publisher.
"A memoir of the author's experience writing biographies of Samuel Beckett and Simone de Beauvoir"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN 9780385542456 hardcover
0385542453 hardcover
Isn 40029601313
Autre titre Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, and me : a memoir.
   
   
 
Bibliothèque Note Cote Statut
 BIBLIO-COURRIER - Adultes - Documentaires  COLL. ANGL.  928.1 BAI  DISPONIBLE
 PIERREFONDS - Adultes - Biographies    928.1 BAI  DISPONIBLE
 
 
 
   
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