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Simone de Beauvoir - Author

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Simon de Beauvoir was born in Paris in 1908. A close friend of the writer and philosopher Jean-Paul Satre, and well-known as a leader of the Existentialist movement in Paris, her novels have won wide acclaim throughout the world. Her famous work, The Second Sex, was hailed as a landmark study of women, and her novels, including The Woman Destroyed and She Came to Stay, have become well-loved classics. She died in 1968.

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What Is Existentialism?

What Is Existentialism?

Author: Simone de Beauvoir Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2020

'It is possible for man to snatch the world from the darkness of absurdity' How should we think and act in the world? These writings on the human condition by one of the twentieth century's great philosophers explore the absurdity of our notions of good and evil, and show instead how we make our own destiny simply by being. One of twenty new books in the bestselling Penguin Great Ideas series. This new selection showcases a diverse list of thinkers who have helped shape our world today, from anarchists to stoics, feminists to prophets, satirists to Zen Buddhists.

Das andere Geschlecht

Das andere Geschlecht

Author: Simone de Beauvoir Format: eBook Release Date: 18/07/2018

Das beruhmte Standardwerk von Simone de Beauvoir. Die universelle Standortbestimmung der Frau, die aus jahrtausendealter Abhangigkeit von mannlicher Vorherrschaft ausgebrochen ist, hat nichts an Gultigkeit eingebut. Die Scharfsichtigkeit der grundlegenden Analyse tritt in der Neuubersetzung noch deutlicher hervor.

Une Mort Tres Douce

Une Mort Tres Douce

Author: Simone de Beauvoir Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/07/2017

Includes the full French text, accompanied by French-English vocabulary. Notes and a detailed introduction in English put the work in its social and historical context.

LE DEUXIEME SEXE

LE DEUXIEME SEXE

Author: Simone de Beauvoir Format: eBook Release Date: 21/06/2017

Predlagaem chitatelyam vpervye na russkom - polnoe vyverennoe izdanie samogo znamenitogo proizvedeniya Simony de Bovuar Vtoroj pol vazhnejshej knigi, napisannoj o ZHenshchine za vsyu istoriyu literatury! Sochetaya kropotlivyj analiz, ostryj stil' pis'ma i obshirnuyu ehrudiciyu, Bovuar rasskazyvaet o tom, kak menyalos' otnoshenie k zhenshchinam na protyazhenii vsej istorii, ot drevnih vremen do nashego vremeni, udelyaya ravnoe vnimanie biologicheskomu, sociologicheskomu i antropologicheskomu aspektam. Vtoroj pol - ehto istoriya ugnetenij, zabluzhdenij i predrassudkov, svyazannyh s vospriyatiem ZHenshchiny ne tol'ko so storony muzhchiny, no i so storony samih predstavitel'nic slabogo pola. Teper' ehtot odin iz samyh smelyh i proslavlennyh tekstov HKH veka dostupen russkoyazychnym chitatelyam v polnocennom, otredaktirovannom vide, sohranyayushchim vsyu polnotu originala.

The Second Sex (Vintage Feminism Short Edition)

The Second Sex (Vintage Feminism Short Edition)

Author: Simone de Beauvoir Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2015

Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NATALIE HAYNES When this book was first published in 1949 it was to outrage and scandal. Never before had the case for female liberty been so forcefully and successfully argued. De Beauvoir's belief that 'One is not born, but rather becomes, woman' switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and began a fight for greater equality and economic independence. These pages contain the key passages of the book that changed perceptions of women forever. TRANSLATED BY CONSTANCE BORDE AND SHEILA MALOVANY-CHEVALLIER ANNOTATED AND INTRODUCED BY MARTINE REID

In den besten Jahren

In den besten Jahren

Author: Simone de Beauvoir Format: eBook Release Date: 27/02/2015

Eine ganze Epoche des geistigen Frankreich mit seiner literarischen, philosophischen und politischen Avantgarde wird hier lebendig: Camus, Genet, Prevert, Picasso. Es ist jenes gluckliche Decennium, in dem sich die junge Lyzeal-Lehrerin mit Sartre befreundet und zur Schriftstellerin entfaltet.

Der Lauf der Dinge

Der Lauf der Dinge

Author: Simone de Beauvoir Format: eBook Release Date: 27/02/2015

Die Lebensgefahrtin Jean-Paul Sartres schildert in diesen Aufzeichnungen ihre Beziehungen und ihre zahlreichen Reisen mit Sartre, die Wandlungen und Wendungen von Sartres Verhaltnis zum Kommunismus, ihre Liebesaffaren, vor allem ihre Liaison mit dem amerikanischen Romancier Nelson Algren, und ihre Freundschaften und Zerwurfnisse mit beruhmten Zeitgenossen wie Camus, Koestler, Giacometti, Merleau-Ponty und Raymond Aron. Ein faszinierendes Zeitdokument uber das Leben europaischer Intellektueller des 20. Jahrhunderts.

Amerika Tag und Nacht

Amerika Tag und Nacht

Author: Simone de Beauvoir Format: eBook Release Date: 27/02/2015

Eine glanzende, intime Reportage uber das geistige Amerika. Eine Reise durch den gewaltigen Kontinent, kreuz und quer, im Pullman, im Greyhound, im Flugzeug, im Auto, hat die beruhmte franzosische Autorin Simone de Beauvoir gerade mit der Schicht des amerikanischen Volks in Gesprach und Verbindung gebracht, von der wir wenig horen, namlich der amerikanischen Intelligenz. Vor anderen Amerikabuchern zeichnet sich das Buch daher aus, weil hier einmal nicht der Primat der Politik, Wirtschaft oder Technik gefeiert, nicht die Schlagwortwelt der Trapper, der letzten Indianer, der Hollywoodstars und Olmagnaten aufgetischt wird, sondern weil eine uberzeugte europaische Individualistin freimutig mit Journalisten, Gelehrten, Kunstlern und Studenten Probleme der Neuen und Alten Welt diskutiert.

Feminist Writings

Feminist Writings

Author: Simone de Beauvoir, Sylvie le Bon Beauvoir Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/02/2015

By turns surprising and revelatory, this sixth volume in the Beauvoir Series presents newly discovered writings and lectures while providing new translations and contexts for Simone de Beauvoir's more familiar writings. Spanning Beauvoir's career from the 1940s through 1986, the pieces explain the paradoxes in her political and feminist stances, including her famous 1972 announcement of a conversion to feminism after decades of activism on behalf of women. Feminist Writings documents and contextualizes Beauvoir's thinking, writing, public statements, and activities in the services of causes like French divorce law reform and the rights of women in the Iranian Revolution. In addition, the volume provides new insights into Beauvoir's complex thinking and illuminates her historic role in linking the movements for sexual freedom, sexual equality, homosexual rights, and women's rights in France.

The Second Sex

The Second Sex

Author: Simone de Beauvoir Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2015

TRANSLATED BY CONSTANCE BORDE AND SHEILA MALOVANY-CHEVALLIER ANNOTATED AND INTRODUCED BY MARTINE REID 'Everyone who cares about freedom and justice for women should read The Second Sex' Guardian Simone de Beauvoir famously wrote, 'One is not born, but rather becomes, woman'. In this groundbreaking work of feminism she examines the limits of female freedom and explodes our deeply ingrained beliefs about femininity. Liberation, she argues, entails challenging traditional perceptions of the social relationship between the sexes and, crucially, in achieving economic independence. Drawing on sociology, anthropology and biology, The Second Sex is as important and relevant today as when it was first published in 1949.

Very Easy Death

Very Easy Death

Author: Simone de Beauvoir Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2014

When her mother was in the hospital with terminal cancer, Simone had time to reminisce about her mother's early life, as Simone and her sister, Poupette, prepared to face the decision of whether to prolong a life when it is full of suffering. Like most people, they believed that it would be better to die than to continue to suffer, but their mother had a very different view of the matter. Francoise de Beauvoir had finally found happiness in her life, and she truly believed she could find happiness in her own suffering. Considered by many to be the master work by Simone de Beauvoir, A Very Easy Death focuses on death and the other limitations in one's life and with what attitude one approaches them. Through her mother's beauty, her smile, and her pride in her life and in herself, Simone learned that to be human and to have individual choice are the most important aspects of existence.

Das Alter

Das Alter

Author: Simone de Beauvoir Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2014

Simone de Beauvoirs Buch uber das Alter ragt durch die einzigartige Fulle des ausgebreiteten Materials wie durch die Vielfalt neuer Einsichten und Perspektiven unter allen wissenschaftlichen und philosophischen Abhandlungen dieses Themas heraus.

Die Welt der schonen Bilder

Die Welt der schonen Bilder

Author: Simone de Beauvoir Format: eBook Release Date: 17/01/2014

Mit Scharfe und Ironie schildert Simone de Beauvoir die Gesellschaft der Neureichen, in der Gefuhle zu Werbespots werden. Die Menschen dieses Romans ersticken an den Lugen und Heucheleien der spatkapitalistischen Welt, beherrscht von Statussymbolen, von "e;schonen Bildern"e;.

Das Blut der anderen

Das Blut der anderen

Author: Simone de Beauvoir Format: eBook Release Date: 17/01/2014

Dieser Roman der groen, mit dem "e;Prix Goncourt"e; ausgezeichneten franzosischen Autorin schildert mit dramatischer Spannung die Zeit der Resistance, in der die junge Intelligenz in tragischer Verstrickung das Bewusstsein der Verantwortung fur die anderen gewann.

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