La Force de L’age By Simone de Beauvoir
French, Good Condition
The Force of Age is an autobiographical work of De Beauvoir’s life leading up to and during the occupation in Paris. De Beauvoir's style changes into diary form during this time creating a familial portrait of her life and the cultural figures she was surrounded by such as Giacometti and Charles Dullin. The first part of the book is set before she meets Jean-Paul Sartre and covers a decade of life before the war. This enchanting time moulded De Beauvoir into the writer she became with her first experience of living independently.
La Force de L’age is De Beauvoir’s second autobiography preceding Mémoires d’une jeune fille row (1958) and followed by La Force des choses (1963) and All in all (1972).
Here is a rare interview of Beauvoir by The New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/1974/06/02/archives/a-talk-with-simone-de-beauvoirr-marriage-is-an-alienating.html
Here is her obituary giving a summary of her life’s work in the written word: https://www.nytimes.com/1986/04/15/obituaries/simone-de-beauvoir-author-and-intellectual-dies-in-paris-at-78.htm