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Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Camus contra Sartre

From the annals of highbrow intellectual gossip, it looks like Camus turned downed Sartre's sloppy seconds in the form of Simone DeBeauvoir. Algis Valiunas writes in Commentary:

"Simone de Beauvoir, the writer who was Sartre’s lifelong lover, but whose romance with him admitted all manner of extraneous erotic possibilities, told Camus that he could have her if he wanted her. He did not want her. Sartre, one suspects, found Camus’s refusal more disturbing than Beauvoir’s offer, especially as he happened to be toadishly ugly and Camus handsome and charming."

Those randy existentialists.


At Friday, January 21, 2005 at 8:56:00 PM EST, Blogger Kid Various said...

Dude, I'd turn down Simone De Beauvoir myself.

And I don't have a plethora of choices.


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