Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
de Beauvoir, Simone

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(1908-1986) French writer, famous for a wide variety of work. Her only novel of genre interest, Tous les hommes son mortels (1946; trans L Friedman as All Men Are Mortal 1955 US), hovers between sf and fantasy in its scrutiny of the motives and opinions of a 13th-century character, Fosca of Carmona, who drinks the Elixir of Life to make himself immortal (see Immortality), and regrets the decision for centuries. [JC]

Simone Luciie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir


This entry is taken from the Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997) edited by John Clute and John Grant. It is provided as a reference and resource for users of the SF Encyclopedia, but apart from possible small corrections has not been updated.