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Parisian Lives: Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, and Me: A Memoir

Parisian Lives: Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, and Me: A Memoir

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ISBN10: 0385542453
ISBN13: 9780385542456
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
Published: Nov 1 2019
Pages: 368
Weight: 1.50
Height: 0.00 Width: 6.30 Depth: 9.30
Language: English
PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019

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 a recently minted Ph.D. who managed to secure access to Nobel Prize-winning author Samuel Beckett. He agreed that she could be his biographer despite her never having written a biography before. The next seven years of probing conversations, intercontinental research, singular encounters with Beckett's friends, and peculiar cat-and-mouse games resulted in Samuel Beckett: A Biography, which went on to win the National Book Award and propel Bair to her next subject: Simone de Beauvoir.

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