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The Resource Parisian lives : Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, and me : a memoir, Deirdre Bair

Parisian lives : Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, and me : a memoir, Deirdre Bair

Label
Parisian lives : Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, and me : a memoir
Title
Parisian lives
Title remainder
Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, and me : a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Deirdre Bair
Title variation
Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, and me : a memoir
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • "A memoir of the author's experience writing biographies of Samuel Beckett and Simone de Beauvoir"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bair, Deirdre
Dewey number
  • 818/.5403
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.A5635
LC item number
Z46 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bair, Deirdre
  • Biographers
  • Biography as a literary form
  • Beckett, Samuel
  • Beauvoir, Simone de
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
Label
Parisian lives : Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, and me : a memoir, Deirdre Bair
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1086566104
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 347 pages
Isbn
9780385542456
Lccn
2019006879
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1086566104
Label
Parisian lives : Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, and me : a memoir, Deirdre Bair
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1086566104
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 347 pages
Isbn
9780385542456
Lccn
2019006879
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1086566104

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