Simone de Beauvoir


Born
in Paris, France
January 09, 1908

Died
April 14, 1986

Genre

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Simone de Beauvoir was a French author and philosopher. She wrote novels, monographs on philosophy, political 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 feminism.

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Simone de Beauvoir est née à Paris le 9 janvier 1908. Elle fit ses études jusqu'au baccalauréat dans le très catholique cours Désir. Agrégée de philosophie en 1929, elle enseigna à Marseille, à Rouen et à Paris jusqu'en 1943. C'est L'Invitée (1943) qu'on doit considérer comme son véritable début littéraire. Viennent ensuite Le sang des
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The Second Sex

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4.13 avg rating — 30,489 ratings — published 1949 — 178 editions
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The Woman Destroyed

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4.04 avg rating — 10,175 ratings — published 1967 — 110 editions
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Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter

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4.14 avg rating — 9,712 ratings — published 1958 — 59 editions
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The Ethics of Ambiguity

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4.16 avg rating — 4,959 ratings — published 1947 — 33 editions
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The Mandarins

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4.15 avg rating — 4,288 ratings — published 1954 — 34 editions
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All Men Are Mortal

4.11 avg rating — 4,063 ratings — published 1946 — 57 editions
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A Very Easy Death

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3.99 avg rating — 4,221 ratings — published 1964 — 88 editions
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She Came to Stay

3.91 avg rating — 3,487 ratings — published 1943 — 69 editions
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Le deuxième sexe I

4.26 avg rating — 2,568 ratings — published 1949 — 45 editions
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The Blood of Others

3.99 avg rating — 1,875 ratings — published 1945 — 47 editions
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“I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself”
Simone de Beauvoir

“I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all which I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger.”
Simone de Beauvoir

“She was ready to deny the existence of space and time rather than admit that love might not be eternal.”
Simone de Beauvoir, The Mandarins

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