Passionate, freethinking existentialist philosopher-writers Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre are one of the world's legendary couples. Their committed but notoriously open union generated no end of controversy in their day. Biographer Hazel Rowley offers the first dual portrait of these two colossal figures and their intense, often embattled relationship. Through original interviews and access to new primary sources, Rowley portrays Sartre and Beauvoir up close. Tete-a-Tete magnificently details the passion, daring, humor, and contradictions of a remarkably unorthodox relationship.Rowley, Hazel is the author of 'Tete-a-tete The Tumultuous Lives and Loves of Simone De Beauvoir and John-paul Sartre', published 2006 under ISBN 9780060520601 and ISBN 0060520604.