Natalie Sorokin

Natalie Sorokin (also Sorokine; 1921[1]–1967[2]) was a French woman who had affairs with Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre.[3][4]

Existential life with Simone de BeauvoirEdit

In June 1943 Sorokin's mother complained to the school authorities that Beauvoir had led her daughter astray. Beauvoir was accused of behavior leading to the corruption of a minor and her teaching license was suspended for the rest of her life.[5] Sorokin later said her relationship with Beauvoir and Sartre came to an end when she found this relationship serving only one party.[6]

Later lifeEdit

After recovering from her trauma, Sorokin started writing and worked for radio.[5] She later married a G.I. and died in the U.S. in 1967.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Kate Kirkpatrick, Becoming Beauvoir: A Life, Bloomsbury Publishing, p. 170.
  2. ^ Margaret Crosland, Simone de Beauvoir: The Woman and Her Work, Random House, 1992, p. 413.
  3. ^ Rogers, N., & Thompson, M. (2004). Philosophers Behaving Badly. London: Peter Owen
  4. ^ Lamblin, B. (1996). A disgraceful affair: Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Bianca Lamblin. Boston, Mass: Northeastern University Press.
  5. ^ a b Appignanesi, L. (1988). Simone de Beauvoir. London: Penguin Books.
  6. ^ Holveck, E. (2002). Simone de Beauvoir's philosophy of lived experience: Literature and metaphysics. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.