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Jean Sartre e Simone de Beauvoir


Simone de Beauvoir, born in Paris in 1908 and died there in 1986, was a writer, philosopher and essayist. She was born into a Catholic and bourgeois family, which allowed her to have a happy childhood. She was passionate about writing from an early age, by choice, Simone de Beauvoir never married, and identified writing as her main means of liberation. In one way or another, all her writings are autobiographically inspired.
She soon decided she wanted to teach, so she enrolled in university. In 1929, he obtained the Agrégation in philosophy and met Jean-Paul-Sartre, a philosopher of existentialism.

Jean-Paul Sartre was born in Paris in 1905, into a bourgeois family and died there in 1980.  He was also a French philosopher, writer and playwright. When he was only fifteen he was orphaned by his father, grew up 'alone between an old man and two women' and during his childhood his maternal grandfather introduced him to study and literature. Sartre also obtained the Agrégation in philosophy in the first place.
To date, it is estimated that fifty thousand people attended his funeral. He is buried in the Montparnasse cemetery in Paris.

The two lovers came to Venice many times, in those years to save money, they even spent a few nights out, walking around the city. Sartre was obsessed with Tintoretto, he would later write a book about it entitled: 'Tintoretto or the Kidnapped of Venice.
They visited the school of San Rocco and the Accademia, the Correr museum. They frequented the La Fenice restaurant and Ciro's Bar, now the 'alla Caravella' restaurant, Torcello and La Biennale, the Venice Film Festival on the Lido and took long walks at the Fondamenta Nuove.

"How beautiful it was, St Mark's Square, at night, that bull's-eye under the bed, only lit up in the vast flat facades, and that silhouette of a man; he stood watching; it seemed as if he could not tear himself away from the spectacle of that square, at night..."
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (Simone de Beauvoir)