Entry updated 11 August 2018. Tagged: Author.
(1908-1986) French author, famous for a wide variety of work, whose only sf novel, Tous les hommes son mortels (1946; trans Leonard M Friedman as All Men Are Mortal 1955), examines the dilemmas of Immortality as experienced by the protagonist of the book, who becomes deathless in the thirteenth century, and retrospectively – from a contemporary point of view – makes a case for regretting his condition. [JC]
Simone Lucie-Ernestine-Marie-Bertrand de Beauvoir
born Paris: 9 January 1908
died Paris: 14 April 1986
- Tous les hommes son mortels (Paris: Gallimard, 1946) [binding unknown/]
- All Men Are Mortal (Cleveland, Ohio: The World Publishing Company, 1955) [trans by Leonard M Friedman of the above: hb/Arthur Secunda]
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