Simone de Beauvoir, Le Sang des autres [The Blood of Others]

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Le sang des autres [The Blood of others] is a novel written by Simone De Beauvoir during the Second World War, but it was not published until 1945. Set in the early 1940s, it tells the story of several characters confronted with the advent of the Second World War and the occupation of France by the German army.

This novel is constructed as a long flashback of one of the characters. However, the readers follow the thoughts of two main characters and narrators – Jean (often named by his last name, Blomart) and Hélène – and sometimes even their flow of consciousness. They are surrounded by friends; in particular, Marcel and Denise, who are in a relationship.


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Citation: Malinge, Yoann. "Le Sang des autres". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 September 2023 [, accessed 28 September 2023.]

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