By Simone de Beauvoir
Peu de temps après le jour V, je passai une nuit très gaie avec Camus, Chauffard, Loleh Bellon, Vitold, et une ravissante Portugaise qui s'appelait Viola. D'un bar de Montparnasse qui venait de fermer, nous descendîmes vers l'hôtel de l. a. Louisiane; Loleh marchait pieds nus sur l'asphalte, elle disait : C'est mon anniversaire, j'ai vingt ans. Nous avons acheté des bouteilles et nous les avons bues dans los angeles chambre ronde ; l. a. fenêtre était ouverte sur los angeles douceur de mai et des noctambules nous criaient des mots d'amitié ; pour eux aussi, c'était le ideal printemps de paix.
Simone de Beauvoir, née en 1908 à Paris, a raconté son enfance et son formative years dans Mémoires d’une jeune fille rangée, sa vie à Paris, ses débuts d’écrivain, l. a. guerre et l’Occupation dans l. a. strength de l’âge. los angeles troisième partie de ses souvenirs, los angeles strength des choses, start dans le Paris de los angeles Libération.
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