Posted on 09/02/2021 at 09:04 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Simone de Beauvoir referred to an unpublished novel in her 1963 memoir, and it’s finally available to English readers.

Inseparable, which came out last year in France, is based on a “passionate and tragic” friendship from her youth.

Beauvoir became a household name for The Second Sex, a treatise on feminism, but also wrote fiction (including prize-winning The Mandarins), philosophical works, and autobiographical accounts (like Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter).

You can read an excerpt of Inseparable in the Guardian; astute readers will note the slight difference in title across the pond.

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