1786492652
Parisian lives : Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir and me : a memoir / Deirdre Bair.
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Author: Bair, Deirdre,
Publication year: 2020
Format: Hardback
Publisher: London : Atlantic Books,
ISBN: 9781786492654 (hbk.) :
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Author of }Samuel Beckett: A Biography{ Deirdre Bair looks back on the fifteen-year period she spent in the company of Beckett and also Simone de Beauvoir while living in Paris. De Beauvoir and Beckett were at odds with one another, but lived on the same street, requiring Bair to navigate between the two biographical subjects carefully. A The Times & Sunday Times Book of the Year 'Fascinating... Wonderfully entertaining and absorbing' Sunday Times 'Gripping... A story well told.' New York Times Book Review Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Biography 2020 In 1971 Deirdre Bair was a journalist with a recently acquired PhD 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 Nation
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