Simone de Beauvoir and Claude Lanzmann, Paris, 1982. Photographer: unknown.
(I’d give the names of the other men in the picture, but I really couldn’t find more information about who they are and what event was this. I guess  - only guess - it had something to do with Lanzmann’s documentary, Shoah (1985). The movie - more than 10 hours - is about the Holocaust and took Lanzmann 11 years of work.) 

Simone de Beauvoir and Claude Lanzmann, Paris, 1982. Photographer: unknown.

(I’d give the names of the other men in the picture, but I really couldn’t find more information about who they are and what event was this. I guess  - only guess - it had something to do with Lanzmann’s documentary, Shoah (1985). The movie - more than 10 hours - is about the Holocaust and took Lanzmann 11 years of work.) 

Simone de Beauvoir à son bureau. Paris, 1955. Photo: Gisèle Freund.

Simone de Beauvoir à son bureau. Paris, 1955. Photo: Gisèle Freund.

Simone de Beauvoir et Jean-Paul Sartre. Paris. Vers 1945. Photo: RDA.

Simone de Beauvoir et Jean-Paul Sartre. Paris. Vers 1945. Photo: RDA.

Simone de Beauvoir and her sister Hélène de Beauvoir. Date and place unknown. Photo: Elisabeth Sandmann.

Simone de Beauvoir and her sister Hélène de Beauvoir. Date and place unknown. Photo: Elisabeth Sandmann.

Jean-Paul Sartre by MAUGRE (source).

Jean-Paul Sartre by MAUGRE (source).

Simone de Beauvoir by The Griffin Passant (source).

Simone de Beauvoir by The Griffin Passant (source).

"Chacun expérimente sa propre conscience comme un absolu. Comment deux absolus seraient-ils compatibles ? C’est aussi mystérieux que la naissance ou la mort. C’est même un tel problème que toutes les philosophies s’y cassent les dents."

— Simone de Beauvoir, L’Invitée

Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre. Dakar, Senegal. April 1950. Photo: DPA.

Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre. Dakar, Senegal. April 1950. Photo: DPA.

Simone de Beauvoir, Sylvie Le Bon de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre. Piazza San Marco, Venice, April, 1976. Photo: Italian Press.

Simone de Beauvoir, Sylvie Le Bon de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre. Piazza San Marco, Venice, April, 1976. Photo: Italian Press.

"La vie est belle à pleurer."

— Simone de Beauvoir, Cahiers de jeunesse

Simone de Beauvoir by artist LAUTIR (source).

Simone de Beauvoir by artist LAUTIR (source).

Simone de Beauvoir et Jean-Paul Sartre. Fin de dejeuner au restaurant La Rose de France, Place Dauphine, Paris, avant de se rendre à une manifestation d’écrivains, Boulevard Saint-Germain. Photo: André Perlstein pour le magazine L’Express.
[And this is the 500th post of this Tumblr.]

Simone de Beauvoir et Jean-Paul Sartre. Fin de dejeuner au restaurant La Rose de France, Place Dauphine, Paris, avant de se rendre à une manifestation d’écrivains, Boulevard Saint-Germain. Photo: André Perlstein pour le magazine L’Express.

[And this is the 500th post of this Tumblr.]

"The evil does not originate from individual perversity… it arises from a situation against which all individual action is powerless."

— Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex (pp. 732-3)

Simone de Beauvoir, restaurant la Rose de France, Place Dauphine, Paris, Mai 1970. Photo: André Perlstein pour le magazine L’Express.

Simone de Beauvoir, restaurant la Rose de France, Place Dauphine, Paris, Mai 1970. Photo: André Perlstein pour le magazine L’Express.