Sunday, May 29, 2011

Nelson Algren and Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir visited Nelson Algren in Chicago in 19.. They were lovers.  In de Beauvoir's novel "The Mandarins"......

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Nelson AlgrenAuthor of "Ipso Facto" and "A Walk on the wild side"

Simone de Beauvoir author of "The Mandarins"

1 comment:

SDaedalus said...

Just spotted this post, Holbrook, I hope things are going well for you.

Some lovely photos of de Beauvoir & Aldgren in this book (she looks very young in the photos and very happy, much more so than in thep photos with Sartre). The difference in their lifestyles was too great was hard for the two of them to overcome, though.

The famous photo of a nude de Beauvoir doing up her hair in front of a mirror (also in the book) was snapped when she was staying with Nelson I think..