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By Hazel Rowley | Comments: ( 269 ) | Date: ( May 29, 2020 )

Passionate, freethinking existentialist philosopher writers Simone de Beauvoir and Jean Paul Sartre are one of the world s legendary couples Their committed but notoriously open union generated no end of controversy in their day Biographer Hazel Rowley offers the first dual portrait of these two colossal figures and their intense, often embattled relationship Through orPassionate, freethinking existentialist philosopher writers Simone de Beauvoir and Jean Paul Sartre are one of the world s legendary couples Their committed but notoriously open union generated no end of controversy in their day Biographer Hazel Rowley offers the first dual portrait of these two colossal figures and their intense, often embattled relationship Through original interviews and access to new primary sources, Rowley portrays Sartre and Beauvoir up close.T te T te magnificently details the passion, daring, humor, and contradictions of a remarkably unorthodox relationship.


  • Title: Tête-à-Tête: The Tumultuous Lives and Loves of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Author: Hazel Rowley
  • ISBN: 9780060520601
  • Page: 122
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Hazel Rowley

Hazel Rowley was a British born Australian author and biographer.Born in London, Rowley emigrated with her parents to Adelaide at the age of eight She studied at the University of Adelaide, graduating with Honours in French and German Later she acquired a PhD in French She taught literary studies at Deakin University in Melbourne, before moving to the United States.Rowley s first published biography, of Australian novelist Christina Stead, was critically acclaimed and won the National Book Council s Banjo Award for non fiction in 1994 Her next biographical work was about the African American writer Richard Wright Her best known book, T te t te 2005 , covers the lives of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean Paul Sartre de Beauvoir had been the subject of Rowley s PhD thesis Her last published book is Franklin Eleanor An Extraordinary Marriage, about Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt 2011.Rowley suffered a cerebral hemorrhage in New York in February 2011 and died there on 1 March.



Comments Tête-à-Tête: The Tumultuous Lives and Loves of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre

  • Nada EL Shabrawi

    ممكن اعتباره أجمل كتاب -غير خيالي- قرأته السنة دي.


  • Rachel

    I was going through a really weird period in my life when I walked into some Barnes and Noble, grabbed this off the shelf, and sat in a corner creepily pawing through it. When I bought it, it was not really a decision but more a compulsion. Then I used it to defend all of my weird romantic choices. Like, "Well, did you know that Sartre and Beauvoir also broke up and got back together like twelve times?"Then later my missionary zeal turned to disgust when it started to dawn on me that these peopl [...]


  • Judy

    I have been abducted! The tale goes like this: Two years ago I read Beauvoir's incredible account of her investigations into womanhood: The Second Sex. I had already read her four novels: She Came to Stay, The Blood of Others, All Men Are Mortal, and The Mandarins. The novels were intriguing but The Second Sex tempered my feminism in ways that changed me forever.Last month I acquired a copy of a memoir by Claude Lanzmann (The Patagonian Hare) with the agreement that I would review it for BookBro [...]


  • Jimmy

    Sartre intended to marry his mother Anne-Marie when he grew up. When he was 11, she married again and he was devastated. The naval engineer Joseph Mancy married her. Sartre would always hate his "Uncle Jo." Sartre's odd eye and funny way of speaking got him beaten up a few times by his classmates. He became a tough hoodlum himself. He stole money from his mother's handbag to treat the other kids. He lied about making love to a girl back home in Paris. He was tormented in adolescence about his ug [...]


  • Helena

    First of, any book with an adjective like "tumultous" in the title, unless to some degree satirical [think "amazing adventures of kavalier and clay,"], has a built in glass-ceiling of possible quality. That saidIt's rather, in my opinion, unfair to give a star-number rating to a book I have yet to finish, but I think the fact that I was given this book almost a month ago and am still working my way through it says something about how good it can possibly be. The third star there is, in fact, pur [...]


  • Shaun

    I was in for a treat reading this book. I have always been interested in the philosophies of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. Part of this interest deals with their relationship(s) and the other people involved. I never knew it was so intricate and complicated.Just to get a glimpse, Sartre and Beauvoir do not believe in monogamy (or marriage for that matter). This is part of their existentialist creed: love (and marriage) takes away freedom and makes the other person into an object. By d [...]


  • Jafar

    This ended up being more than just a story of a relationship. It was the joint biography of Sartre and Beauvoir, plus the history of existentialism and mid-century European feminism and the radical left and the French anti-Nazi resistance and the cold war and much more. Meticulously researched and well-narrated. As for Sartre and Beauvoir - oh my! I had no idea. They were lovers, but each with his/her own side lovers and torrid affairs. A few were shared as Beauvoir had a habit of passing off he [...]


  • Alicia

    Why not celebrate Valemtime's Day by reading an account of Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and their fleet of polyamorous friends? Nothing says "I love you" like "Sit down and listen to the sordid details of my most recent affair with a lover much younger than you are." This is how Sartre and Beauvoir liked to roll. I'd hoped this book would shed more light on Beauvoir's relationship with Sartre, how they really were together, how they managed to make their arrangement work, how they manag [...]


  • Jillwilson

    Do you want your biographer in the story or not? I’ve been thinking about this question after reading this book which Rowley has described as being “about the life of a relationship, rather than about a singular life - a relationship that just happened to be perhaps the most notorious and well-documented one of modern times: between the philosophers Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir.” (smh/news/books/intimateobs)I began this read thinking about studying French History at uni in the m [...]


  • Paola E. Haiat

    Pasa una cosa en especial con este libro: uno no puede, después de leerlo, no preguntarse qué tan real era el amor entre Sartre y Beauvoir -ese amor necesario entre toda la gama de amores contingentes-, y no preguntarse qué es el amor, en general y cómo debería éste ser llevado a la práctica.La relación de estos dos intelectuales pasó por todas las etapas que dos personas pudieran sufrir. A lo largo de este libro uno sufre con ellos, uno sufre con la belleza y sufre con el dolor. No tod [...]


  • M. Sarki

    A very well-written book based on the long-accomplished relationship between Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre. Quite an amazing story of collaboration detailing their mutual pursuit of every experience including writing, travel, politics, love, deceit, and sexual conquests. A very insightful and enjoyable read.


  • Michelle

    Okay - I'm not going to write a proper review of this (after all, I struggle to review fiction - I wouldn't know where to begin reviewing non-fiction) but Tete-a-Tete only deepened my fascination with Sartre and de Beauvoir. If you're a fellow devotee, I can't recommend this book highly enough.


  • Elisa

    With the many juicy details of Sartre and Beauvoir's love lives, this reads like a breeze. In between their intellectual accomplishments, many eye-popping and head-scratching tales of polygamy, lover-swapping, and heart-breaking are interwoven. Aside from being tumultuous, these lives and loves are also raunchy and high-brow. One thing's for sure: Sartre lived on his own terms, and he followed his existential philosophy right down to its ultimate consequences, all other people be damned (and, ye [...]


  • Lou Heinrich

    I bloody loved this. A fabulous overarching introduction to the main concepts that Sartre and de Beauvoir are famous for. Their endless affairs become tiresome, but the emotional ramifications of individuals who seek freedom at whatever cost is interesting!


  • Sarah

    Of the dozens of books I've read this year (most of which have been unrecorded; I vow to change that in 2012), two in particular stand out: The Human Stain by Philip Roth, because it's an amazing story told in an amazing way, and then Tete-a-Tete by Hazel Rowley. Tete-a-Tete is a biography of the lifelong relationship between Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre. Although the two were undeniably committed to one another, their relationship was unconventional. They never married nor had childr [...]


  • Adan

    This book, detailed biography of the relationship between Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir (and their whole galaxy of loves, lovers and friends) absolutely delighted me in many ways, in a crossroad where contemporary history and philosophy meet with a group (more than just them) of interesting men and women, with their affairs, loves, little moments of happiness and lots of unhappiness, in a time (and fashion) when most of them write almost ALL (letters to each other, journals, memoirs, biographica [...]


  • Colie!

    It's definitely a good read to get a solid grasp on Sartre and de Beauvoir's relationship, and I found it significantly engaging as I'd never known what their lives were like as people, beyond what they'd written.That said, though well-researched, it's REALLY poorly written, and that got very annoying. However, I could overlook that and enjoy excerpts from their own writings and so forth. So I'd still recommend it, as the story's interesting, but only if you're taking it out of the library or bo [...]


  • Anna

    Good book. Well researched (judging by notes, bibliography, numerous quotes). Written with respect. I wish I haven't read it. Yet.I wish I'd read more by Sartre and de Beauvoir before reading about them. I have read two Sartre's plays and nothing by de Beauvoir. So, this is my reccomendation. Don't read it from idle curiosity, read it to deepen the knowledge you already have. Otherwise the book will have little meaning, it will slip into the voyeuristic gossip and give you nothing.


  • Diana

    This book is ferocious. About twenty pages in, I began to feel a crazy urge to get my hands on any and everything Sartre and Beauvoir have ever written. They led extraordinary lives, and though I don't agree with a lot of their beliefs, I'm extremely fascinated by the way they stuck to their guns and basically gave society a "Screw you!" The writing is compelling to say the least, and Rowley did her homework.


  • Chelsea Szendi

    This is for everybody out there with intellectual pretensions and a long flight in front of them. I felt completely unabashed reading graphic descriptions of Sartre deflowering maidens (in his own words) because this is about 20th century thought, people!Oddly enough, the aspect of Sartre and the Beaver's intertwined lives that impressed me the most was their incredible work schedule (on top of their lengthy romantic correspondences). All in all a really fine piece of narrative nonfiction.


  • Tuqa Mohammad

    "سيمون دي بوفوار جان بول سارتر وجهاً لوجه "هذا الكتاب ترجم للعربية من قبل الهيئة العامة السورية للكتاب محتوى هذا الكتاب ملخص عن حياة الثنائي المثير للفضول .مستخلص من السير الذاتية لسيمون و سارتر و العائلة السارترية كما عرفت .مهما ادعى الانسان الحرية و تخلى عن القيود الاخلاقي [...]


  • Christine Powers

    I really enjoyed this book, it was the perfect mix of philosophy, history and biography. It was an intresting and quick read for anyone who is intrested in Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sarte. It gives a closer look at both these literary giants as well as the myth of the couple that they were.


  • Tamara

    A well written story of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone De Beauvior. A very good telling of two extremely interesting people who shared an extraordinary life together. And it's a wonderful insight on a liberal love that lasted over 50 years.


  • Corrie

    Fascinating! Bizarre! Alternately hugely inspiring and terribly depressing. Shows that love is so complex that not even these mega-intellectuals, two of the greatest minds ever, could figure it out.


  • Adriana Maria

    Não da para analisar uma biografia como se fosse um romance embora em muitos trechos a autora nos distraia com detalhes que mais parecem se tratar de uma obra ficcional, como por ex. em “No fim de semana seguinte, Beauvoir e Sartre, a caminho de Tânger, ficaram parados na proa do navio, embaixo das estrelas cadentes, olhando a lua desaparecer no mar.”Eu tinha lido A Convidada e ficara impressionada em saber que se tratava, quase fielmente, à relação que Simone e Sartre tiveram, quis mui [...]


  • Di

    Hazel Rowley wrote only four books, all of them biographies, before her untimely death in 2011, aged 59. 'Tete a Tete' was her third, following upon her previous books on Christina Stead (1993) and Richard Wright (2001). Like the book that follows, 'Franklin and Eleanor' (2010), 'Tete a Tete' is the story of a relationship, a picture of a famous couple, the French writers, Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir.What a pair they were! Giants of French literature, philosophy (existentialism) and, [...]


  • Lavender Libya

    كتاب يخلط السيرة الذاتية ل سيمون دو بوفوار وجان بول سارتر بأسلوب سرد سلس وانسيبابي لمراحل مختلفة من حياتهم الشخصية وعلاقتهم الغير مسبوقة في عالم العلاقات الانسانية وفر علي هذا الكتاب قراءة سيرتهم الذاتية بشكل منفصل وقربني اكثر من شخصياتهم والجو المرافق للكتب التي نشروها ل [...]


  • Victoria Rudi

    I was never into de Beauvoir & Sartre. So I had big doubts I'll like the book Yet, since I already had it, I've decided to give it a try and I loved it. I have just one thing to say about de Beauvoir & Sartre They are the Kim Kardashians of the '50 - '60 and they totally rock it. I mean, nowadays social media "influencers" could learn lots of things from them. Loved the book and Hazel Rowley's style.


  • Lama

    يروي هذا الكتاب تفاصيل الحياة المشتركة التي عاشتها سيمون دو بوفوار وجان بول سارتر وحياة كل منهما على حدة؛ يمكنني القول إن الكاتبة والصحفية الفرنسية هازل رولي قد نجحت في تقديم كتاب أغنى وأوسع من كل السير الذاتية والمذكرات التي كتبها كل منهما عن حياته.ومن الجدير بالذكر أن ترج [...]


  • Hîva Soro

    J’ai lu toutes les œuvres de Sartre, et beaucoup d’études faites sur sa pensée ou sa littérature, mais cette œuvre-là est vraiment touchante. Sartre est ici en chair et en os, il n’est pas l’homme de lettres ou de pensées, il est un Homme, il est ce qu’il a voulu toujours être : « un homme parmi les hommes ». Et Simone, cette femme forte et contradictoire, cette femme qui a transformé tout échec à une réussite mérite tout respect. C’est une œuvre parfaite, l’aute [...]


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