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She Came to Stay - Simone de Beauvoir
She Came to Stay
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"One of the most acute and thoughtful achievements of French fiction at mid-century." — New York TimesSet in Paris on the eve of World War II and sizzling with love, anger, and revenge, She Came to Stay explores the changes wrought in the soul of a woman and a city soon to fall. Although... show more
"One of the most acute and thoughtful achievements of French fiction at mid-century." — New York TimesSet in Paris on the eve of World War II and sizzling with love, anger, and revenge, She Came to Stay explores the changes wrought in the soul of a woman and a city soon to fall. Although Françoise considers her relationship with Pierre an open one, she falls prey to jealousy when the gamine Xavière catches his attention. The moody young woman from the countryside pries her way between Françoise and Pierre, playing up to each one and deviously pulling them apart, until the only way out of the triangle is destruction. "Behind the sympathy there is curiosity. . . . A writer whose tears for her characters freeze as they drop." — Sunday London Times
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780393318845 (0393318842)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 408
Edition language: English
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3.0 She Came to Stay (Harper Perennial Modern Classc)
Otherwise known as 'Never get on the wrong side of Simone de Beauvoir'I first came across Simone de Beauvoir through looking at quotes from her most famous work, The Second Sex, an iconic re-constructionist feminist text. Her ideas really interested me, and so when I found out that she had written n...
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