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Tete-a-Tete: Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre
Hazel Rowley
0060520590
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Though Rowley identifies her engaging and accessible chronicle as the "story of a relationship," it is in fact the story of the many relationships forged by two of the most brilliant, unorthodox and scandalous intellectuals of the 20th century: Beauvoir and Sartre, who from 1929 until Sartre's death in 1980 remained "essential" to each other but never monogamous. Without undue prurience, Rowley (Richard Wright) romps through the major entanglements, loves, triangles, friendships and affairs engaged in by the authors of, respectively,the seminal feminist work The Second Sex andthe controversial autobiography Words. And to place these fascinating interactions into literary and biographical context, Rowley draws from vast stores of published and unpublished writings, correspondence and interviews. Though Beauvoir is...


Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter
Simone de Beauvoir
0060825197
Aug 2005
Paperback
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New York Times
"It is a book that will leave no one indifferent, and no one affected in quite the same way."

Saturday Review
"This is perhaps the best piece of writing Mlle. de Beauvoir has yet done; the translator does it justice."

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Simone de Beauvoir: A Critical Reader
Elizabeth Fallaize (Editor)
1402892926

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Second Sex
Simone de Beauvoir
0679724516
January 1990
Paperback
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Book Review
In The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir posed questions many men, and women, had yet to ponder when the book was released in 1953. "One wonders if women still exist, if they will always exist, whether or not it is desirable that they should ...," she says in this comprehensive treatise on women. She weaves together history, philosophy, economics, biology, and a host of other disciplines to show women's place in the world and to postulate on the power of sexuality. This is a powerful piece of writing in a time before "feminism" was even a phrase, much less a movement. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

The New York Times Book Review, Clyde Kluckhohn
It is a truly magnificent book, even if sometimes irritating to a mere...


Tete-A-Tete
Hazel Rowley
0060520604
Oct 2006
Paperback
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A Very Easy Death
Simone de Beauvoir
0394728998
February 1985
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Book Description
A poignant account of her mother's death from cancer.

Language Notes
Text: English, French (translation)

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The Legacy of Simone de Beauvoir
Emily R. Grosholz
0199265356
May 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
The legacy of Simone de Beauvoir has yet to be properly assessed and explored. The 50th anniversary of the publication of The Second Sex inspired this volume, which brings together philosophers and literary critics, some of whom are well known for their books on Beauvoir (Bauer, Le Doeuff,
Moi), others new to Beauvoir studies though long familiar with her work (Grosholz, Imbert, James, Stevenson, Wilson).
One aim of this collection is to encourage greater recognition of Beauvoir's philosophical writings through systematic reflection on their place in the canon and on her methods. The Second Sex played a central role in the profound shift in philosophy's self-understanding that took place in the
latter half of the twentieth century, and today offers new problems for reflection and novel means for...


Simone de Beauvoir, Vol. 3
Mary S. Evans
0803988664
May 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
In this comprehensive overview of Simone de Beauvoir's life and ideas, author Mary Evans explores the women celebrated as "the woman to whom all women owe the most." Analyzing the relationship between de Beauvoir's work and late twentieth century feminist theory, Evans demonstrates the importance of de Beauvoir's ideas--showing how her work resists simplistic readings, and cannot be reduced to oppositions between masculine and feminine, rational and irrational, or social and natural. This volume also discusses Simone de Beauvoir's influence on the women's movement as well as how and why she distanced herself from women, spending most of her time with men. Mary Evans argues that de Beauvoir's work is autobiographical and presents a new and important analysis of the complex relationship between fact, fiction, and...


The Legacy of Simone de Beauvoir
Emily R. Grosholz
0199265364
Jan 2004
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Book Description
This collection of new essays treats the historical, philosophical, and literary dimensions of Simone de Beauvoir's thought, and celebrates the 50th anniversary of her most influential book, The Second Sex. A team of distinguished philosophers and literary critics locate her work in the
intellectual and political upheavals that marked Paris in the 1930s and 1940s; analyze her philosophical links to 17th century rationalism, and to Kant, Hegel, Merleau-Ponty, Sartre, Simone Weil, and Heidegger; and study the connections between her philosophical and literary writings. Above all, the
collection tackles the relationship between theory and concrete situation with fresh insight and renewed urgency.


Simone de Beauvoir, Vol. 3
Mary S. Evans
0803988672
May 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
In this comprehensive overview of Simone de Beauvoir's life and ideas, author Mary Evans explores the women celebrated as "the woman to whom all women owe the most." Analyzing the relationship between de Beauvoir's work and late twentieth century feminist theory, Evans demonstrates the importance of de Beauvoir's ideas--showing how her work resists simplistic readings, and cannot be reduced to oppositions between masculine and feminine, rational and irrational, or social and natural. This volume also discusses Simone de Beauvoir's influence on the women's movement as well as how and why she distanced herself from women, spending most of her time with men. Mary Evans argues that de Beauvoir's work is autobiographical and presents a new and important analysis of the complex relationship between fact, fiction, and...


Simone de Beauvoir, Philosophy, and Feminism
Nancy Bauer
0231116640
June 2001
Hardcover
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Review
"In her concise but closely argued book, Bauer demonstrates the philosophical importance of Beauvoir's work, not only as foundational for contemporary feminism but as a major contribution to philosophy.... A real must-have for libraries serving serious women's studies programs." -- Choice
"A powerfully argued, lucid and fascinating book which, as well as offering a timely reassessment of Beauvoir's thought, raises important questions for feminism about the most effective way to undermine masculine privilege." -- Lois McNay, Times Literary Supplement
"Bauer's subtle and original elucidation of Beauvoir's philosophical relationship to Descartes, Hegel, and Sartre is a truly important contribution to the field of feminism and philosophy -- and to feminist theory in general." -- Toril Moi

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Mandarins
Simone de Beauvoir
0393318834
July 1999
Paperback
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San Francisco Chronicle
Salty, frank, and realistic.

New York Times
Much more than a roman clef . . . a moving and engrossing novel.

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Simone de Beauvoir, Philosophy, and Feminism
Nancy Bauer
0231116659
June 2001
Paperback
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Review
"In her concise but closely argued book, Bauer demonstrates the philosophical importance of Beauvoir's work, not only as foundational for contemporary feminism but as a major contribution to philosophy.... A real must-have for libraries serving serious women's studies programs." -- Choice
"A powerfully argued, lucid and fascinating book which, as well as offering a timely reassessment of Beauvoir's thought, raises important questions for feminism about the most effective way to undermine masculine privilege." -- Lois McNay, Times Literary Supplement
"Bauer's subtle and original elucidation of Beauvoir's philosophical relationship to Descartes, Hegel, and Sartre is a truly important contribution to the field of feminism and philosophy -- and to feminist theory in general." -- Toril Moi

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Philosophical Writings
Simone de Beauvoir
0252029828
Feb 2005
Hardcover
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21: The Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey
Patrick O'Brian
039306025X
October 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
For Aubrey/Maturin addicts, there could be no better gift: a new, albeit incomplete, story with freshly piquant details, wry humor and salty nautical action. Although the official word was that O'Brian had finished the series with 1999's Blue at the Mizzen, he was in fact working on a new installment at the time of his death in 2000. This short volume juxtaposes a facsimile of O'Brian's handwritten manuscript of the untitled novel with a printed version of the text, which corresponds to O'Brian's loosely edited, typed pages. As the tale opens, our heroes are off the coast of South America, trying to find a friendly place to put the Surprise in for victuals and water. Jack Aubrey has received the happy news that he has been given the rank of rear admiral of the Blue, and all is well for the time being. But the...


Ethics of Ambiguity
Simone de Beauvoir
080650160X
June 2000
Paperback
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Philosophy as Passion
Karen Vintges
0253210704
Nov 1996
Paperback
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Book Review
How does one go about taking Jean Paul Sartre's nihilistic solipsism and transforming it into a positive ethics for living in society? The answer has been under our noses all along, but it has taken Karen Vintges to tease it out of Simone de Beauvoir's writings. In a triumph of reason over misconception, Vintges frees Beauvoir from Sartre's shadow by demonstrating the unique contribution of her thinking to existentialism and its continuing relevance to contemporary feminism. If you consider passion as incompatible with philosophy, Beauvoir and Vintges may change your mind. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Library Journal
Vintges's project is important. She argues against the traditions of misinterpreting de Beauvoir as a "mere" sociologist or...


The Philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir
Margaret A. Simons
0253218403
July 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Since her death in 1986 and the publication of her letters and diaries in 1990, interest in the philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir has never been greater. In this engaging and timely volume, Margaret A. Simons and an international group of philosophers present 16 essays that reveal Beauvoir as one of the century’s most important and influential thinkers. As they set Beauvoir’s work into dialogue with Husserl, Merleau-Ponty, Heidegger, Foucault, Levinas, and others, these essays consider questions such as Beauvoir’s philosophical relationship with Sartre; her ethic of the erotic; her views on marriage, motherhood, and female friendship; and her interpretations of oppression and liberation. This book discusses the full range of Beauvoir’s work, including The Second Sex, her unpublished diaries,...


Simone de Beauvoir
Ursula Tidd
0415263638
December 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Simone de Beauvoir's groundbreaking work has transformed the way we think about gender and identity. Without her 1949 text The Second Sex, gender theory as we know it today would be unthinkable. A leading figure in French existentialism, Beauvoir's concepts of "becoming woman" and of woman as "Other" are among the most influential ideas in feminist enquiry and debate.
This book guides the reader through the main areas of Simone de Beauvoir's thought, including:
*existentialism and ethics
*gender studies and feminism
*literature and autobiography
*sexuality, the body and ageing
Drawing upon Beauvoir's literary and theoretical texts, this is the essential guidebook for those approaching the work of this key thinker for the first time.

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