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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.
Best known for her seminal feminist classic, The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir was also an exquisitely sharp writer of fiction, and The Woman Destroyed shows her story-writing talents at their sharpest. First published in 1967, it features three short novellas that each show a woman trapped by her situation, each laced with affecting details of daily life. ‘The Age of Discretion’ sees a successful academic struggling to come to terms with aging as her latest work is rejected. There’s such passion, such desperation, such edgy hope. The second story, ‘The Monologue’, is a woman’s impassioned New Year’s Eve outburst in the aftermath of her son and husband leaving, while ‘The Woman Destroyed’ sees Monique struggling to rebuild her life and identity after her husband confesses to an affair with a younger woman. Though frozen by fear, “The door to the future will open. Slowly. Unrelentingly. I am on the threshold.” Piercingly brilliant. Visit our 'Women's Words - 60+ works of feminist-minded fiction' to explore our collection of feminist-minded fiction from around the world, and across centuries.
'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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The philosopher's writings on, and engagement with, twentieth century feminism 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.
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.
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.