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Feminist Writings (Beauvoir Series)

by Simone de Beauvoir

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These short essays are engaging and lucid, but the arguments themselves somewhat simple (though not incorrect) if you are even indirectly familiar with Simone de Beauvoir's ideas from her magnum opus, The Second Sex. From an historical perspective, these texts are momentous. For example, we see that Simone de Beauvoir's most important and central thoughts (about freedom and the construction of sexual difference) were not inspired by or borrowed from Sartre, but quite fully preceded her relationship with him. ( )
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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.

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