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Simone de Beauvoir (1908–1986)

Author of The Second Sex [abridged English translation by H. M. Parshley]

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Simone de Beauvoir, 1908 - 1986 Simone de Beauvoir was born January 9, 1908 in Paris, France to a respected bourgeois family. Her father was a lawyer, her mother a housewife, and together they raised two daughters to be intelligent, inquisitive individuals. de Beauvoir attended the elementary school Cours Desir in 1913, then L'Institute Sainte Nary under the tutelage of Robert Garric, followed by the Institute Catholique in Paris, before finally attending the Sorbonne, where she graduated from in 1929. It was there that she met the man who would become her life long friend and companion, John Paul Sartre, who contributed to her philosophy of life. She is perhaps best know for her novel entitled "The Second Sex", which describes the ideal that women are an indescribable "other", something "made, not born", and a declaration of feminine independence. After graduating from the Sorbonne, de Beauvoir went on to teach Latin at Lycee Victor Duruy, philosophy at a school in Marseilles, and a few other teaching positions before coming to teach at the Sorbonne. During the course of her twelve years of teaching, from 1931 to 1943, de Beauvoir developed the basis for her philosophical thought. She used her formal philosophy background to also comment on feminism and existentialism. Her personal philosophy was that freedom of choice is man's utmost gift of value. Acts of goodness make one more free, acts of evil decrease that selfsame freedom. In 1945, de Beauvoir and Sartre founded and edited Le Temps Modernes, a monthly review of philosophical thought and trends. In 1943, with the money she had earned from teaching, de Beauvoir turned her full attention to writing, producing first "L'Envitee", then "Pyrrhus et Cineas" in 1944. In 1948, she wrote perhaps her most famous philosophical work, "The Ethics of Ambiguity". "The Second Sex", regarded by many as the seminal work in the field of feminism, is her most famous work. Other works include "The Coming of Age", which addresses society's condemnation of old age, the award winning novel "The Mandarins", "A Very Easy Death", about the death of her mother and a four part biography. In "The Woman Destroyed", a collection of two long stories and one short novel, de Beauvoir discusses middle age. One of her last novels was in the form of a diary recording; it told of the slow death of her life-long compatriot, Jean Paul Sartre. On April 14, 1986, Simone de Beauvoir, one of the mothers of feminism, passed away in her home in Paris. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from The Second Sex [abridged English translation by H. M. Parshley]… (more)
The Second Sex 2,209 copies, 17 reviews
Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter 1,977 copies, 29 reviews
The Mandarins 1,665 copies, 14 reviews
The Woman Destroyed 1,490 copies, 17 reviews
The Ethics Of Ambiguity 1,120 copies, 3 reviews
She Came to Stay 1,041 copies, 11 reviews
A Very Easy Death 981 copies, 15 reviews
The Prime of Life 863 copies, 8 reviews
The Blood of Others 740 copies, 8 reviews
All Men Are Mortal 714 copies, 12 reviews
Les Belles Images 573 copies, 4 reviews
The Coming of Age 453 copies, 3 reviews
Adieux: a Farewell to Sartre 427 copies, 5 reviews
Force of Circumstance 394 copies, 3 reviews
All Said and Done 366 copies, 3 reviews
America Day by Day 257 copies, 2 reviews
The Inseparables 218 copies, 6 reviews
Letters to Sartre 213 copies, 2 reviews
Les Mandarins : Tome 1 116 copies, 1 review
After The second sex : conversations with Simone De Beauvoir (some editions; Author) 106 copies, 2 reviews
Must We Burn de Sade? 86 copies, 2 reviews
Misverstand in Moskou 81 copies, 3 reviews
The Independent Woman 58 copies, 2 reviews
Pariisi 1939-44 26 copies
Wij vrouwen 23 copies
Who Shall Die? 15 copies
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Marcelle 7 copies
1930 - 1939 5 copies
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Privilèges 3 copies
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History (Foreword, some editions) 1,308 copies, 27 reviews
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Dirty Hands (Contributor, some editions) 760 copies, 5 reviews
Treblinka (Foreword, some editions) 596 copies, 10 reviews
The Assassin's Cloak: An Anthology of the World's Greatest Diarists (Contributor, some editions) 528 copies, 8 reviews
The Bastard (Foreword, some editions) 476 copies, 7 reviews
The Norton Book of Women's Lives (Contributor) 399 copies, 1 review
The Essential Feminist Reader (Contributor) 294 copies, 3 reviews
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The Phenomenology Reader (Contributor) 87 copies
The Penguin Book of Erotic Stories by Women (Contributor) 78 copies, 1 review

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Simone de Beauvoir was born in Paris to a devoutly Catholic bourgeois family. She was educated at a convent boarding school and originally wanted to become a nun; however, she lost her faith at age 14. After passing her baccalaureate exams, she studied mathematics at the Institut Catholique and literature and languages at the Institut Sainte-Marie, before entering the Sorbonne to study philosophy. She wrote her thesis on Leibniz. She sat in on courses at the École Normale Supérieure to prepare for the agrégation (postgrad exam) in philosophy, and it was there that she met Jean-Paul Sartre. De Beauvoir became a teacher, intellectual, and well-known writer, beginning with her first novel, She Came to Stay (1943). She also produced philosophical essays, plays, memoirs, travel diaries, and newspaper articles, and served as an editor of the influential literary review Les Temps modernes. She won the Prix Goncourt for her 1954 novel The Mandarins. De Beauvoir became a key figure in the struggle for women's rights in France and worldwide, sparked by her feminist work The Second Sex (1949). With her lifelong companion Sartre, she was a central player in the important philosophical debates of the 20th century.
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