Posted on 04/28/2020 at 11:14 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Simone de Beauvoir referenced an unpublished novel in her 1963 memoir, years after she’d seen considerable critical success with her fiction and nonfiction.
But until recently, its fate — other than its lack of publication — was unknown.
De Beauvoir’s literary executor, Sylvie Le Bon de Beauvoir, has now decided to release much of her unpublished work, including that novel, The Inseparables.
French readers will be able to buy it this fall, while the US must wait until 2021.
You can read more about The Inseparables, what scholars hope to learn from it, and why it’s just now being released in the New York Times.
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