Inseparable: A Never-Before-Published Novel

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$26.99  $24.83
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Ecco Press
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Pages
176
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.3 X 0.9 inches | 0.61 pounds
Language
English
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Hardcover
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9780063075047
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About the Author

French Existentialist philosopher, intellectual, and social theorist Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986) was best known for her writings on Existentialist ethics and feminist Existentialism, as well as for her infamous polyamorous relationship with fellow French Existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre. World-renowned for her metaphysical novels She Came to Stay and The Mandarins, de Beauvoir also wrote a number of essays on philosophy, politics, and social issues. Her diverse writings also include biographies, as well as her four-volume autobiography, made up of Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter, The Prime of Life, Force of Circumstance, and All Said and Done. In addition to her philosophical writing, de Beauvoir was an ardent feminist, her most famous philosophical work being The Second Sex, which is consistently referenced in the study of feminism.

Sandra Smith was born and raised in New York City. As an undergraduate, she spent one year studying at the Sorbonne and fell in love with Paris. Immediately after finishing her BA, she was accepted to do a Master's Degree at New York University, in conjunction with the Sorbonne, and so lived in Paris for another year. After completing her MA, she moved to Cambridge, where she began supervising in 20th Century French Literature, Modern French Drama and Translation at the University. Soon afterwards, she was accepted to study for a PhD at Clare College, researching the Surrealist Theatre in France between the two World Wars. Sandra Smith taught French Literature and Language at Robinson College, University of Cambridge for many years and has been a guest lecturer and professor at Columbia University, Harvard and Sarah Lawrence College.

Literary/Translation Prizes for Suite Françoise:

  • Winner of the Pen Book of the Month Club Translation Prize (USA) 2006
  • Winner of the French-American Florence Gould Foundation Translation Prize (USA) 2007
  • The Quill Award, USA, shortlisted for Book of the Year 2006, General Fiction category. (The only book in translation shortlisted.)
  • Jewish Quarterly Wingate Literary Prize for Fiction 2006. Shortlisted.
  • Jewish Quarterly Wingate Literary Prize for Fiction 2006. Shortlisted.
  • British Book Awards: Border's Book of the Year 2006. Shortlisted.
  • The Oxford Weidenfeld Prize for French Translation. Shortlisted.
  • Independent Newspaper Foreign Fiction Prize: only open to living authors, so ineligible, but awarded a 'Special Commendation' by the panel 19 January 2007.
MARGARET ATWOOD is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. In addition to The Handmaid's Tale (now a Hulu series) and its sequel The Testaments, her novels include The Blind Assassin (winner of the Booker Prize), Alias Grace (winner of the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy), The Robber Bride, Cat's Eye, The Penelopiad, The Heart Goes Last, and Hag-Seed, a novel revisitation of Shakespeare's play The Tempest, for the Hogarth Shakespeare Project. Her latest book of short stories is Stone Mattress: Nine Tales. She is also the author of the graphic novel Angel Cat­bird (with co-creator Johnnie Christmas). Margaret Atwood lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson.

Reviews

The novel is gorgeously written, intelligent, passionate, and in many ways foreshadows such contemporary works as Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend.
--Oprah Daily
"A moving portrayal of intense female friendship, identity, and loss."
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"The trailblazing feminist writes bracingly of the complexity of female friendships. Beauvoir's mastery of fiction further demonstrates her bravura."
--Publishers Weekly