Jean-Paul Sartre +Simone de Beauvoir met in 1929 when they were philosophy students. They shared an open relationship for much of their adult lives, acting as lovers + editors for each other's greatest works. These included Sartre's existentialist novels + plays + de Beauvoir's feminist treatises, most notably "The Second Sex." As Sartre described the relationship, "What we have is an essential love; but it is a good idea for us also to experience contingent love affairs."
Claude Lanzmann, Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre.Claude Lanzmann: the man who stood witness for the world He lived a remarkable life: a French resistance fighter, a friend of Jean-Paul Sartre and lover of Simone de Beauvoir. Yet he is best known for his epic film, Shoah, the definitive oral record of those who survived the Holocaust.