"Her letters bring a legendary relationship to life." -Boston Globe
Simone de Beauvoir taught philosophy at the Sorbonne between 1931 and 1943. Her many books include The Second Sex, the novels She Came to Stay and The Mandarins, and her great autobiographical writings from Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter to Old Age. De Beauvoir died in 1986. Quintin Hoare is the director of the Bosnian Institute and has translated numerous works by Sartre, Antonio Gramsci, and other French authors. He lives in the UK.