Tag Archives: Simone de Beauvoir

Se vouloir libre, c’est aussi vouloir les autres libres

Simone de Beauvoir was born on January 9, 1908 in Paris. Her book, Les Belles Images, was the first full book I read in French at university. Her father was a frustrated actor who was forced into a career in … Continue reading

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Qui a bu boira

During my first trip to Paris, I stayed in a hotel right across from the Café de Flore on Saint Germain-des-Prés, one of the mythic literary cafés in Paris. The café dates to 1887 and quickly became THE literary hangout. … Continue reading

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Aller contre le vent

Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre was born on June 21, 1905. He was a man of a million talents and interests, but he is primarily known as an existentialist philosopher.  His father was a French Naval officer and his mother was … Continue reading

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