A Very Easy Death by Simone de Beauvoir, Patrick O'Brian

A Very Easy Death

Simone de Beauvoir, Patrick O'Brian

nonfiction memoir philosophy emotional reflective slow-paced

112 pages | first published 1964


A Very Easy Death has long been considered one of Simone de Beauvoir’s masterpieces. The profoundly moving, day-by-day recounting of her mother’s death “shows the power of compassion when it is allied with acute intelligence” (The Sunday Telegraph...
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