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Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Simone de Beauvoir gather to distribute copies of the Maoist newspaper La Cause du Peuple on the street after it is banned by the government (Paris, 1970).

Simone de Beauvoir ,Jean Paul Sartre, Che Guevara Havana , Cuba 1960

Jean Paul Sartre said: "Every age has its own poetry; in every age the circumstances of history choose a nation, a race, a class to take up the torch by creating situations that can be expressed or transcended only through poetry. "

Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre on a plane to Brazil, 1960

simone de beauvoir at the deux magots, paris 6e, 1944 photo by robert doisneau, from robert doisneau: paris 2013 wall calendar

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."

lifeselixirs: Simone de Beauvoir photographed by Brassai

Simon de Beauvoir at Cafe Les Deux Magots (by Robert Doisneau)

"ONE IS NOT BORN A WOMAN ONE BECOMES A WOMAN" SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR- ART SHAY 1952

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.

Simone de Beauvoir et Jean-Paul Sartre

Penguin / Illustration: Gianetta Coppola