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The Mandarins

A Novel

Beauvoir, Simone de

(Book - 1999)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
The Mandarins
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An unflinching look at Parisian intellectual society at the end of World War II, fictionally relating the stories of those around her--Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, Arthur Koestler, and Nelson Algren.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 1999
ISBN: 9780393318838
0393318834
Branch Call Number: FICTION BEAUVOIR 1999
Characteristics: 610 p. ;,20 cm

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Comment by: multcolib_heathere Dec 02, 2014

There are many elements that could bring you to this novel and keep you there…the setting, the era, the voyeuristic autobiographical aspect, the intellectual society, politics, ideology, love, or merely the writing. Whatever reason you decide to pick up The Mandarins, you will find it is not so e... Read More »


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Jan 29, 2015
  • bacana_lu rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Characters in this novel are very well constructed; insightful, sharp and consistent which makes it very easy to feel identified with. Every of the topics in the story are so coherent that the novel flows in front your eyes. Not very fan of the ending, but still, no disappointments.

Dec 02, 2014
  • multcolib_heathere rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

There are many elements that could bring you to this novel and keep you there…the setting, the era, the voyeuristic autobiographical aspect, the intellectual society, politics, ideology, love, or merely the writing. Whatever reason you decide to pick up The Mandarins, you will find it is not so easy to put down again. The characters will stay with you for a long while.

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