Friday, July 14, 2006

The Simone De Beauvoir Bridge

How cool is that?

Unfortunately, this bit of reporting undercuts the greatness of this event:

De Beauvoir - the lifelong companion of existentialist philosopher Jean Paul-Sartre - made a name for herself with the 1949 book The Second Sex.

So Sartre was the philosopher and she was the companion? Lame! Btw, the book that brought her acclaim was The Mandarins (she got the Prix Goncourt). She still has not been admitted into the L'Academie Francaise!

Hat Tip: Becky.