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Simone De Beauvoir: A Life, a Love Story

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A novelist, philosopher and political activist, Simone de Beauvoir expressed her ideas with a passion and a power that inspired a generation of women to explore their own lives, and to question the values they had been taught. 16 pages of photos.
Paperback, 452 pages
Published October 15th 1988 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published January 1st 1987)
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Charlie
Dec 07, 2015 Charlie rated it it was ok
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I have generally been a fan of existentialism as promulgated by Camus, but I looked forward to learning more about one of its principal advocates. I found this biography of de Beauvoir pretty disappointing on that point. The author tends not to challenge or even critique de Beauvoir's thoughts or actions, not even when the protagonist clearly doubles back on herself. In addition, de Beauvoir's life tends to boil down to and revolve around a couple of powerful love affairs even though the text co ...more
Patricia
Oct 12, 2016 Patricia rated it it was amazing
Simone De Beauvoir: A Life, a Love Story

My summer with Simone De Beauvoir. I began my Journey with Simone with this biography which was an excellent introduction to who Simone was and where she came from. I enjoyed this biography and at the end, it gave me a good foundation of who this woman was. My only regret at the end was that I would never meet this remarkable woman.
Joseph Hoff
Loved it! Written by one of my undergrad professors who was an incredible teacher and simone de beauvoir's official biographer.
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