The Second Sex
The essential masterwork that has provoked and inspired generations of men and women. “From Eve’s apple to Virginia Woolf’s room of her own, Beauvoir’s treatise remains an essential rallying point, urging self-sufficiency and offering the fruit of knowledge.” —Vogue
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Simone De Beauvoir. To Jacques Bost There is a good principle that created order, light, and man and a bad principle that created chaos, darkness, and woman. – P. Y. TH A Go to as Everything that has been written by men about women ...
Introduction In 1946, Simone de Beauvoir began to outline what she thought would be an autobiographical essay explaining why, ... That October, my maiden aunt, Beauvoir's contemporary, came to visit me in the hospital nursery.
But by then Simone de Beauvoir had seen what a woman of almost any quality—highborn or low, pure or impure, contented with her lot or alienated—could expect from a man's world. Beauvoir's singular brilliance was apparent from a young ...
And the burden of free love, Beauvoir would discover, was grossly unequal for a woman and for a man. If Beauvoir has proved to be an irresistible subject for biographers, it is, in part, because she and Sartre, as a pharaonic couple of ...
Simone De Beauvoir. Genesis, with a fallinto knowledge. The two volumes that elaborate on the consequences of ... Blanche Knopf, the wife of Alfred Knopf, Beauvoir's American publisher, had heard of the book on a scouting trip to Paris.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Jthierer - LibraryThing
This book consists of three parts all jumbled-up together so that some of the still relevant gets missed in the "WTF did I just read." One part is a solid historical look at what the life of women ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing
A dense book in which de Beauvoir attempts to define a feminist view of the world, and to explain the differentiation of that view from the masculine. There is a lot of close reasoning, but a serious ... Read full review
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