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The Patagonian Hare

A Memoir

by Claude Lanzmann

The Patagonian Hare by Claude Lanzmann
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  • First Published:
    Mar 2012, 544 pages
    Paperback:
    Jun 2013, 544 pages

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Judy Krueger

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An unapologetic memoir by one of the 20th century's greatest existentialist thinkers

When I was offered the opportunity to review Claude Lanzmann's memoir, The Patagonian Hare, I jumped at the chance, though I had never before heard his name. Just the fact that he was one of Simone de Beauvoir's lovers compelled my interest. Over the past several years, I have spent hours making my way through Beauvoir's The Second Sex, a book that, for me, aligned a more philosophical understanding of what it means to be a woman with what I already felt in my heart and body. I have read all of her novels, two volumes of her memoirs, and the fascinating exploration of her committed yet notoriously open relationship with Jean Paul Sartre, Tête À Tête, by Hazel Rowley. I admit to being a complete Beauvoir geek; how could I not read about the only man she actually lived with for seven years?

Still, I was somehow innocently unaware of the formidable impact Lanzmann's memoir...

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