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Force Of Circumstance

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Cимона де Бовуар – одна из самых известных французских писательниц и самых ярких «феминисток» XX века. Жан Поль Сартр, Альбер Камю, Андре Жид, Жан Жене, Борис Виан и многие другие – это та среда, в которой проходила ее незаурядная жизнь. Натура свободолюбивая и независимая, она порождала многочисленные слухи, легенды и скандалы. Но правда отнюдь не всегда соответствует лег ...more
Paperback, 688 pages
Published September 3rd 1968 by Penguin UK (first published 1962)
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Maryam
Mar 08, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
موفق نمی شوم که باور کنم. وقتی نام سیمون دو بووار را به صورت چاپ شده می خوانم ، با من از دختر جوانی که کسی جز من نیست سخن می گو یند.غالبا وقتی که می خوابم، خواب می بینم که در خواب پنجاه و چهار ساله ام ولی بیدار می شوم و می بینم که سی سال دارم.
Judy
Apr 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Beauvoir geeks like me

What a long but enriching read this was. The Force of Circumstance is the third volume of the autobiography of Simone de Beauvoir. The physical book itself, which I got in hardcover from the library, weighed so much that my wrists and hands would tire. I only managed to read about 30 pages per sitting. In addition, the subject matter was heavy in the extreme.

This volume covers the years (1945-1963) when Beauvoir and Sartre watched their dreams for a just society (called socialism and
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Simona
May 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Leggere in francese la De Beauvoir equivale ad assaporare parola per parola ed entrare ancora di più in contatto con lei.
"La force des choses" è il terzo volume che comprende anche Memoires d'une jeune fille rangee e La force de l'age ed è parte della autobiografia della scrittrice.
La force des choses copre gli anni che vanno dal 1945 (anno della Liberazione) sino al 1963 (anno dell'Indipendenza algerina). Gli anni qui presenti sono anni intensi, ricchi di nuove esperienze, nuovi amici, nuove
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MaSuMeH

کتاب را دوست داشتم چون سیمون دوبووار را دوست دارم. دوبووار برای من زنی است بی همتا که شاید از نظر خط فکری با هم در یک سمت و سو هم نباشیم اما به عنوان تصویری که از زن فکور قرن بیستم ارائه می دهد همیشه قابل احترام و قابل ستایش است. دوبووار برای من زنی است که برخلاف الگوی رایج از زنان هرگز نمی توانم او را در حال آشپزی تصور کنم اما در کتاب هزاران تصویر از او در حال خواندن و استدلال کردن و بحث کردن موجود است. او زنی است که فکر می کند اما نه فقط به خودش نه فقط تا حد مرز مشخصی و ...بلکه او به چیستی انس
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Aubrey
I did not want to hear the voices of people who had consented to the death of millions of Jews and resistance members; I did not want to find their name in any publication side by side with my own. We had said: 'We shall not forget'; I was not forgetting that.

So many things have happened since 1945, and hardly any of them have really been expressed in books. Future generations will have to look to sociological works, statistics, or simply the newspapers, if they want to find out abo
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Psixa
Feb 21, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Как итог: все мы жертвы конформизма, в той или иной степени, признаем мы этого или нет. Фрустрация :

"Как-то в январе во второй половине дня я была одна у Сартра, когда зазвонил телефон. «Камю разбился на машине», – сказал мне Ланзманн. Он возвращался с одним другом с юга, машина врезалась в платан, и Камю погиб на месте. Я положила трубку, у меня перехватило дыхание, губы дрожали. «Не стану же я плакать, – говорила я себе. – Для меня он уже был никто». "

Очень печально наз
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Domhnall
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: philosophy, politics
The third volume of de Beauvoir’s autobiography opens with the discovery that in post war France, the diverse elements making up the Resistance have lost their coherence, and the country has fallen back into the hands of the bourgeoisie and the collaborators. Aspirations for social progress within France are dashed, while across the French Empire the violent reimposition of colonial rule brings to a halt hopes for greater freedom or even just basic respect for native people, many of whom fought ...more
Martin Schmurr
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: francais
A good read if you skip some lengthy digressions. Shocking the description of the Algerian War (rather: the war of the State of France against the people of Algeria), all the inhabitants of several villages imprisoned in camps where thousands of them died due to lack of food and medical care, Beauvoir and Sartre feeling as strangers in their own country and avoiding public places where everybody parrots the biased view of the mass media...
She tells us how Sartre when asked why he still ido
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Askorbinka
Apr 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Яркая личность, интересно читать. Одно "но", очень много политики утомляло под конец. Но, понимаю, активная жизненная позиция.
Theut
Jul 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Impressionante.
Non trovo un altro vocabolo per definire la vita (o meglio, una parte di essa, essendo questo il terzo volume delle sue memorie) di Simone, immersa potentemente nella sua epoca, in mezzo al turbine dei personaggi che hanno fatto la storia degli anni raccontati (1944-1964 circa). La sua vita è un caleidoscopio di viaggi, delusioni, speranze, vittorie, sempre al fianco di Sartre (ma naturalmente non solo). Una lettura affascinante.
Astrid
A wonderful insight on Simone de Beauvoir's daily life after the Second World War, complete with the appearances of many important figures of the day, such as Jean-Paul Sartre (of course), Albert Camus, Merleau-Ponty, Claude Lanzmann, etc.
Cherie
Jul 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: feminism, non-fiction
A- The journals continue. In this one, we see Simone develop as a writer, France liberated after WWII, Simone develop as an activist, the drama with French & Algeria…really interesting, good writing.
Melusine Parry
Difficile de quitter cet univers, heureusement qu'il reste encore deux tomes de mémoires à lire... quelle(s) vie(s), quelle écriture. L'épilogue est magnifique et désespérant.
Hella
A full book, rich, where in my opinion Simone de Beauvoir is concentrated in every single word. Strong. Beautiful.
Ginevra Scarcia
Terzo volume della biografia di Simone de Beauvoir, è risultato un po' pesante e slegato a parer mio, ma comunque interessantissimo.
Kevin Karpiak
Jul 22, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those who really really really give a shit about Simone
How many different autobiographies can one person write, re-writing the same events each time? see John Irving for the answer...
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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 ...more
“Yet I loathe the thought of annihilating myself quite as much now as I ever did. I think with sadness of all the books I’ve read, all the places I’ve seen, all the knowledge I’ve amassed and that will be no more. All the music, all the paintings, all the culture, so many places: and suddenly nothing. ... If it had at least enriched the earth; if it had given birth to… what? A hill? A rocket? But no. Nothing will have taken place. I can still see the hedge of hazel trees flurried by the wind and the promises with which I fed my beating heart while I stood gazing at the gold-mine at my feet: a whole life to live. The promises have all been kept. And yet, turning an incredulous gaze towards that young and credulous girl, I realise with stupor how much I was gypped.” 4 likes
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