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The Resource Parisian lives : Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, and me : a memoir, Deirdre Bair, (electronic resource eBook)

Parisian lives : Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, and me : a memoir, Deirdre Bair, (electronic resource eBook)

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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
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Contributor
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 ans Simone de Beauvoir"--
Summary
The National Book Award-winning biographer explores her 15-year relationship with Samuel Beckett and Simone de Beauvoir, sharing insights into the biographical nature of their achievements and their long-standing feud against a backdrop of Parisian culture
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Writing style
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  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
autobiography
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10824008
Cataloging source
DLC
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Bair, Deirdre
Dewey number
  • 818.5403
  • 920
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.A5635
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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OverDrive, Inc
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True
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  • Bair, Deirdre
  • Beckett, Samuel
  • Beauvoir, Simone de
  • Women authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • Autobiography
  • Biography as a literary form
Target audience
adult
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Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, and me : a memoir
Label
Parisian lives : Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, and me : a memoir, Deirdre Bair, (electronic resource eBook)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=210&titleID=4728557
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unknown
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
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electronic
Isbn
9780385542463
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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f41f6d94-2837-4f64-a395-19a23ded3d45
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle
Label
Parisian lives : Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, and me : a memoir, Deirdre Bair, (electronic resource eBook)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=210&titleID=4728557
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780385542463
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • bc
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
f41f6d94-2837-4f64-a395-19a23ded3d45
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle

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