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de Beauvoir, Simone

Entry updated 11 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

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(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

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