Deirdre Bair





Deirdre Bair

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Deirdre Bair won the National Book Award for Samuel Beckett: A Biography. Her biographies of Simone de Beauvoir and Carl Jung were finalists for The Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Bairs biographies of Anais Nin and Simone de Beauvoir were chosen by The New York Times as "Best Books of the Year," and her biography of Jung won the Gradiva Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis.

Deirdre is a literary journalist who writes frequently about travel, feminist issues, and cultural life. A former professor of Comparative Literature, she writes and lectures internationally, and has returned as visiting faculty member at Bennington College for Spring 2011.

Deirdre Bair is currently working on a biography of New Yorker...more


Average rating: 4.00 · 12,748 ratings · 436 reviews · 12 distinct works · Similar authors
Anaïs Nin: A Biography
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 434 ratings — published 1995 — 7 editions
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Simone de Beauvoir: A Biogr...
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 256 ratings — published 1990 — 9 editions
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Samuel Beckett
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 193 ratings — published 1978 — 11 editions
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Jung: A Biography
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 98 ratings — published 2003 — 7 editions
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Saul Steinberg: A Biography
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Calling It Quits: Late-Life...
3.18 of 5 stars 3.18 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2007
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Simone de Beauvoir. Eine Bi...
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Simone de Beauvoir
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — expected publication 2030
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