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وانهاده

3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  3,151 ratings  ·  186 reviews
These three long stories draw us into the lives of three women, all past their first youth, all facing unexpected crises. In the title story, the heroine's serenity is shattered when she learns that her husband is having an affair. In "The Age of Discretion," a successful, happily married professor finds herself increasingly distressed by her son's absorption in his young ...more
148 pages
Published 2007 by نشر مركز (first published 1967)
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Timothy Schirmer
*Note – This review only concerns “The Woman Destroyed”, the third and longest story in this book.

Several years ago, shortly after finishing “The Mandarins”, Simone De Beauvior's tour de force novel, I came across an article titled: “Are Good Books Bad for You?” I immediately thought of De Beauvior’s fiction. Like nothing else I’ve ever read, her fiction has the ability to influence my emotions and my opinions in a deep and powerful way. It’s nearly dangerous, I think, the depth at which she str
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Michela
"Una donna spezzata" - Simone de Beauvoir (1967)

Probabilmente, a 25 anni anni, era arrivato il mio momento per Simone de Beauvoir.

"Una donna spezzata" non si può leggere e basta, o almeno non si può leggere senza uscirne completamente devastati; questa lettura è stata per me uno stillicidio di lacrime. Mai titolo fu più azzeccato: ho capito di essere una donna spezzata.

I motivi non sono importanti, ma all'interno di questo libro troverete tutta l'essenza dell'esser donna; ne troverete addirittu
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Arja Salafranca
Three stories, 'The Age of Discretion', 'Monologue' and 'The Woman Destroyed' make up this volume. 'The Age of Discretion' deals with ageing, loss, and a woman's refusal to accept her son's career choice as she stares down the tunnel of age. 'Monologue' was unreadable, a woman's rant through New Year's eve celebrations, she's in her forties, all alone, bitter, twisted. By far the most powerful piece was 'The Woman Destroyed'. Monique is forty-four, happy in her long marriage to Maurice. The nove ...more
Elnaz yousefi
وقتى اين كتاب رو مى خواندم مدام فكر ميكردم آيا يك مرد هم ميتونه تمام اين حس ها رو بدون كوچكترين تمسخرى درك كنه؟يا اين همون قسمتى از دردهاى زن بودن هست كه ازش به اسم احساسات زنانه نام برده ميشه؟؟
اينكه قطعا سيمون اين درد رو چشيده كه تونسته تا اين حد واضح بنويسه شكى نيست!اما من نميفهمم چرا اصرار داريم بگيم اين سيمون،سيمون روشنفكر نيست؟يعنى يك روشنفكر نميتونه يكبار در برابر احساساتش به زانو دراومده باشه يا به جنون رسيده باشه؟
Domenica
I haven't read such emotionally resonate fiction in a while. There are moments in The Woman Destroyed (comprised of 3 long short stories, more like novellas to me) that are truly heart-wrenching, making me wince or catch my breath sharply mid-sentence.

These passionate stories are (very generally and contradictorily) about the decay of passion in the lives of women between the ages of 45 - 60. It is an unglamorous age and one that (personally) I have not encountered much in fiction, especially fr
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Baahaarmast
فکر میکنم برای این کتاب چیزی ننوشته بودم تا دوباره بخوانمش. خانم مترجم به طرز ِ رقتانگیزی تاکید میکند "اگرچه دوبووار گوشههای پراکندهای از زندگی خود را در سرگذشت زن(زن ِ کتاب) گنجاده، اما در مجموع این زن شباهتی به سیمون دوبووار روشنفکر، صاحبقلم و پرآوازه ندارد" همین و اصرار دیگری که هم در پیشگفتار و هم در پشت کتاب بر آن تاکید شده که این زن، زن ِ داستان بسیار آدمِ ساده و معمولیای هست، باعث میشود دلت بخواهد بلند بلند بخندی! به مترجم، ناشر و هرکسی که اینطور فکر میکند.
بله؛ این زن بسیار ساده و در جاه
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Alexandra
Si alguien pensaba que Sartre era depresivo debería leer a su novia... Me gustaron mas los dos primeros relatos "monólogo" y "la edad de la discreción". En la mujer rota está la anti-tesis de la mujer autónoma y moderna, además es una crítica muy profunda a las debilidades femeninas, realidades crudas acerca de la dependencia hacia lo masculino y la soledad en la que se puede caer cuando se olvida de sí misma para convertirse únicamente en un accesorio de la pareja
Ahmad Sharabiani
La femme rompue, Simone de Beauvoir
عنوان: زن وانهاده؛ اثر: سیمون دوبوار؛ مترجم: ناهید فروغان؛
با عنوان «زن در هم شکسته» همراه یک داستان دیگر در سال 1364 با ترجمه ناصر ایراندوست، توسط انتشارات اردیبهشت منتشر شده

چیزی پشت در کمین کرده است، اگر تکان نخورم باز نخواهد شد، بیحرکت ماندن برای همیشه متوقف کردن زمان و مکان و زندگیست. ولی میدانم که تکان خواهم خورد، در به آرامی باز خواهد شد، و آنچه را پشت در است خواهم دید، آینده... در ِ آینده باز خواهد شد، به آرامی. به طور حتم اکنون بر آستانه ی آن ایستاده ام
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Dominique
¿Qué es de la mujer cuando se espera del otro la completitud? Una mujer rota.
Tres cuentos, tres miradas, tres mujeres rotas que relatan desde qué lugar se posicionan frente a la falta (sean los hijos, el marido, la juventud, el trabajo); con angustia, sufrimiento y síntomas.
Me fascinó el segundo cuento, "Monólogo". Leído de un tirón, se siente verdaderamente la angustia en carne propia. Qué moderna era Simone, se siente estar leyendo la entrada de un blog.
Amé su forma de expresión y la elecci
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Michelle
Although all three stories in this collection are about women between 40 and 65 facing some kind of crisis, and all of them are exquisitely written, they are otherwise very different. In the first story, the narrator, a successful literary analyst, must come to terms with the fact that her son does not really share the dreams she has for him and is no longer under her influence. At the same time, her latest book bombs, and begins to doubt everything in her life. The story ends on an uplifting no ...more
Pooya Kiani
اگر ستارهدهی و ارزشگذاری نکنم بهتره به نظرم. از باب مرد بودنام در این جامعه و اطلاعات ضعیفم در بحث زنان، نمیدونم چی بگم که سمت و سوی صحیحی داشته باشه اما، فکر نمیکنم این کتاب شاهکار باشه، چه در رفتارشناسی زناشویی، چه در روانشناسی زنان، چه در ادبیات از زبان راوی زن، چه در رماننویسی به شکل دفتر خاطرات روزانه، چه در فمینیسم و چه در جامعهشناسی خیانت و مجموعه آثار دوبووار. ارزش خوندن داشت و ترجمه جز یکم واژهگزینی قلنبه خوب و نزدیک بود. اصولا نشر مرکز قابل اعتماده. ...more
Topf
I am the type of person who loves characters above all. I want very human figures and I want to feel with them and I want them to surprise me and remind of of the fact that no formula is ever going to let me understand what an individual is. But this depth and this humanity cannot end up on the extreme of randomness. Simone de Beauvoir's third story in this book has had me thinking about the protagonist of the story for weeks. I felt so strong for her. I worried about her. I asked myself and her ...more
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Caitlin
I gave this book 5 stars, but I didn't enjoy it. If a book can move me the way this one moved me, I consider it a great book. However, I felt so bad for the characters in this set of 3 short stories (one in particular) that I finished it literally feeling angry! I was glad to finish it.
Jimena
Dura, cruda,¿real?. Pero de una realidad fea, nauseabunda, sin edulcorante. Una realidad que toda mujer vive alguna vez y de la que nadie le advirtió que viviría; una realidad que todas, ingenuamente, creen que jamás vivirán. Una obra triste que se engancha en el corazón y lo estruja lentamente, que ahoga la voz, oh!, Simone que dura eres. Abres los ojos de las mujeres con fríos golpes de derechazo. Eres mejor boxeadora que contadora de fábulas Disney. Eres la que le hubiera dado una pistola a l ...more
Dan
One of the most challenging, draining, bleak books I've ever read, but the fundamental lessons are lessons of empathy and kindness. The second story seems to me the weakest of the three by a significant margin, mostly because it is so difficult to remain empathetic to someone raving with pain. The first and last are excellent: whole, ambiguous, multifarious, humane protagonists undergoing realistic and terrifying challenges. I've never read anything that deals more honestly with the perils of ag ...more
Luisa
Tre donne e tre racconti diversi.
Tre riflessioni sulla propria condizione coniugale e familiare. de Beauvoir, attraverso uno stile egregio, cattura ed espone il climax crescente di ansie e preoccupazioni delle tre protagoniste.
La prima storia è stata quella che mi ha colpito di più. Alla confessione del tradimento del marito, la protagonista crolla nella disperazione più totale, ma, in un primo momento, è capace di eluderla magnificamente. Poi man mano la finzione le riesce sempre più difficil
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Mia
It was probably not a good idea to read Days of Abandonment and The Woman Destroyed back to back. Both writers are brilliant at capturing that fucked up head space that they've both attempted to capture. Ferrante is less sentimental, more caustic, and there is some humour in DoA that makes the despair all the more heart-wrenching in contrast, but both books and the women in them produced the same levels of anxiety and discomfort in me, even annoyance... it made for some very uncomfortable readin ...more
Alexi
Apr 04, 2009 Alexi rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: someone who isn't fragile
Reading this book feels like a smaller death. I decided to start with the title story, though I don't know that I can go on. It's so intimate and enraging and powerful and devastating. It's probably a bad choice, given the time in my life, to suffer through this honest little bit of literature, however now that I've started it's hard to stop. I hope it doesn't ruin me. Read this story when you feel stable.
Astrid
Los dos primeros relatos me parecieron más bien aburridos y sosos. El tercero muy bueno, y globalmente salva que el libro resulte un total fiasco.

"La tristeza puede llorarse. Pero la impaciencia de la alegría no es fácil de conjurar."

"Cuanto menos me reconozco en mi cuerpo, más obligada me siento a ocuparme de él."

"¡Dios mío! ¡Haz que existas!"

"El amor, la amistad, es eso: una simbiosis."

Leslea
I think what I love most about Simone de Beauvoir's work is how she lets herself bleed in even across her fiction. You can tell that most everything in this collection of short stories is influenced by her life, and although I tend to disagree with many of her viewpoints on marriage and family, I find her views interesting and that there's grounds to listen to them.

As a woman, I feel that it's important to read things written by other women. Beauvoir being a pioneer (but not a creator) of Existe
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Colleen O'Neill Conlan
Good one! I've only read an excerpt of The Second Sex and was happy to find this collection of short stories (or stories and a novella) at a yard sale. I love de Beauvoir 's writing, both her use of language and how she deeply examines her female characters' internal lives.

The first story, "The Age of Discretion," deals with a mother of a grown son. She'd always had such a strong influence on him and on his life decisions, and now copes with his independent views and choices. An American might
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Ruth
I really liked the short stories in When Things of the Spirit Come First so I read these three stories. They are all from the perspectives of older women who are dealing with doubt and change. I couldn't get into the first 2, and, though I felt more for the woman in the third one, whose husband gradually cheats on her and then leaves her, it was frustrating to read because I really wanted her to find herself again in the midst of all the difficulty and she never does. Well, maybe at the end ther ...more
TinHouseBooks
Rebekah Bergman (Editorial Intern, Tin House Magazine): I recently read the three stories contained in Simone de Beauvoir’s Woman Destroyed. Each piece follows a female protagonist coming to grips with new aspects of her reality—aging, motherhood, infidelity. Having read only de Beauvoir’s nonfiction, I expected something much more didactic and heavy-handed here. I was amazed to find instead rich and accessible portrayals of inner turmoil. While de Beauvoir takes a very subtle approach to her ty ...more
Lorraine
I haven't wanted to read fiction for a while, and this was a good place to start. She mixes in ideas and "current" events into the stories, which makes them more dimensional. And it's pretty evident that the fictional inner worlds of these women are close to her own.

A couple highlights!:

"I like them better than women my own age. Their curiosity spurs mine into life: they draw me into their future, on the far side of my own grave"

"dreadful anomaly of the anger that is born of love and that murde
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Piperitapitta
Tre donne, tre racconti, Una donna spezzata il titolo del primo, gli altri due sono L'et della discrezione e Monologo, un'escalation di reazioni e sensazioni: dallo sgomento e dal senso di impotenza di Monique, una moglie che scopre il tradimento del marito, alla delusione e alla ribellione della madre di Philippe tradita negli ideali dal figli che ha 'amorevolmente' coltivato per tutta la vita, alle escandescenze del lungo e delirante monologo di Murielle, sola con il rimorso, non ancora metab ...more
Piperitapitta
Tre donne, tre racconti, Una donna spezzata il titolo del primo, gli altri due sono L'et della discrezione e Monologo, un'escalation di reazioni e sensazioni: dallo sgomento e dal senso di impotenza di Monique, una moglie che scopre il tradimento del marito, alla delusione e alla ribellione della madre di Philippe tradita negli ideali dal figli che ha 'amorevolmente' coltivato per tutta la vita, alle escandescenze del lungo e delirante monologo di Murielle, sola con il rimorso, non ancora metab ...more
Jovana

Kad si tužan možeš da zaplačeš. Ali nije lako savladati nestrpljenje radosti.

Iz ovog sporog sazrevanja, rodiće se neočekivani plodovi.

Ona voli reči i ljude koji umeju njima da se služe.

Što se manje prepoznajem u svom telu sve više moram da vodim računa o njemu.

Ja sam mu oblikovala život. Sada sam prisutna spolja, kao udaljeni svedok. To je zajednička sudbina svih majki: ali ko se još može utešiti time što deli zajedničku sudbinu.

Ako sumnja u sebe, to je zbog toga što se posmatra tvojim očima
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Bookblog.ro
Nu am fost niciodatӑ o feministӑ în adevӑratul sens al cuvântului, sau cel puţin nu mӑ pot regӑsi și cu greu îl pot accepta pe cel radical, excesiv, ,,militar”. Numai cӑ feminismul lui Beauvoir este diferit. Teoretic, pragmatic, rece, chiar aplicabil, acceptat uneori cu greu chiar și de cele mai ,,feministe” dintre noi. E o oglindӑ în care nu putem privi, despre femeia de ieri, de azi, despre cea care se tot sacrificӑ, pentru cӑmin, pentru soţ, pentru copil, despre femeia care cautӑ independenţa ...more
Laura Caltea
„Oare ce-și doresc femeile?”, se întreba Freud, și mulți alții înaintea lui și după el. Și, vorba ceea, dacă el nu a reușit să-și dea seama, oare cine o s-o facă?... Oare femeile înțeleg femeile?

Volumul Femeia sfâșiată, de Simone de Beauvoir, cuprinde trei proze scurte foarte puternice, în tonalități diferite, fiecare având în centru o femeie aflată într-un moment de criză și, de fiecare dată, trecută de prima tinerețe, aflată la o vârstă ce ar trebui să aparțină, teoretic, certitudinilor, dar c
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"Simone de Beauvoir was a French author and philosopher. She wrote novels, monographs on philosophy, politics, and social issues, essays, biographies, and an autobiography. She is now best known for her metaphysical novels, including She Came to Stay and The Mandarins, and for her 1949 treatise The Second Sex, a detailed analysis of women's oppression and a foundational tract of contemporary femin ...more
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