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Mémoires d'une jeune fille rangéè

An autobiography by one of the great literary figures of the twentieth century, this book offers an intimate picture of growing up in a bourgeois French family, rebelling as an adolescent against the conventional expectations of her class, and striking out on her own with an intellectual and existential ambition exceedingly rare in a young woman in the 1920s. Simone de Beavoir describes her early life, from her birth in Paris in 1908 to her student days at the Sorbonne, where she met Jean-Paul sartre - 'the dream-companion I had longed for since I was fifteen'.

This afternoon I finally finished this book.
When I saw it on the bookshop's shelf, I was attracted by the title, that I found so appealing and familiar. I started reading with the best intentions but shortly after, I slowly lost interest.
This was my first approach with the french writer, and even if in many parts was boring, at the end I found it very intense.
For some reason our lives are quite similar, and I identified myself so much with the meditations, hopes and fears of the young Simone.

Edith Piaf - Non je ne regrette rien

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