Simone de Beauvoir

The Guardian has been running a series of pieces about Simone de Beauvoir. I\’ve sadly missed the part where they note Sartre\’s comment:

Hell is other people.

Sartre, of course, lived with Simone.

3 thoughts on “Simone de Beauvoir”

  1. “Sartre, of course, lived with Simone”: Except that,of course, he didn’t. He lived with his mother and Simone lived in her own apartment. They had an open relationship, not a marriage or even a quasi-marriage. You don’t really know much about them, do you?

    Tim adds: Clearly.

  2. Isn’t the full quote “Hell is other people at breakfast”?

    Or maybe that’s PG Wodehouse’s version.

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