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Simone de Beauvoir (1908–1986)

Författare till The Second Sex [abridged English translation by H. M. Parshley]

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Simone de Beauvoir, 1908 - 1986 Simone de Beauvoir was born January 9, 1908 in Paris, France to a respected bourgeois family. Her father was a lawyer, her mother a housewife, and together they raised two daughters to be intelligent, inquisitive individuals. de Beauvoir attended the elementary visa mer school Cours Desir in 1913, then L'Institute Sainte Nary under the tutelage of Robert Garric, followed by the Institute Catholique in Paris, before finally attending the Sorbonne, where she graduated from in 1929. It was there that she met the man who would become her life long friend and companion, John Paul Sartre, who contributed to her philosophy of life. She is perhaps best know for her novel entitled "The Second Sex", which describes the ideal that women are an indescribable "other", something "made, not born", and a declaration of feminine independence. After graduating from the Sorbonne, de Beauvoir went on to teach Latin at Lycee Victor Duruy, philosophy at a school in Marseilles, and a few other teaching positions before coming to teach at the Sorbonne. During the course of her twelve years of teaching, from 1931 to 1943, de Beauvoir developed the basis for her philosophical thought. She used her formal philosophy background to also comment on feminism and existentialism. Her personal philosophy was that freedom of choice is man's utmost gift of value. Acts of goodness make one more free, acts of evil decrease that selfsame freedom. In 1945, de Beauvoir and Sartre founded and edited Le Temps Modernes, a monthly review of philosophical thought and trends. In 1943, with the money she had earned from teaching, de Beauvoir turned her full attention to writing, producing first "L'Envitee", then "Pyrrhus et Cineas" in 1944. In 1948, she wrote perhaps her most famous philosophical work, "The Ethics of Ambiguity". "The Second Sex", regarded by many as the seminal work in the field of feminism, is her most famous work. Other works include "The Coming of Age", which addresses society's condemnation of old age, the award winning novel "The Mandarins", "A Very Easy Death", about the death of her mother and a four part biography. In "The Woman Destroyed", a collection of two long stories and one short novel, de Beauvoir discusses middle age. One of her last novels was in the form of a diary recording; it told of the slow death of her life-long compatriot, Jean Paul Sartre. On April 14, 1986, Simone de Beauvoir, one of the mothers of feminism, passed away in her home in Paris. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre


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Extracts From: The Second Sex (2013) 105 exemplar
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Markis de Sade (1953) 67 exemplar
The Independent Woman (2008) 64 exemplar
Toinen sukupuoli (1980) 41 exemplar
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Marcelle (2014) 8 exemplar
A History of Sex 7 exemplar
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Kadın 1 exemplar
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Allmänna fakta

Vedertaget namn
Beauvoir, Simone de
Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Bertrand de Beauvoir, Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie
Andra namn
Cimetière du Montparnasse, Parijs, Frankrijk
Land (för karta)
Parijs, Île-de-France, Frankrijk
Parijs, Île-de-France, Frankrijk
Parijs, Île-de-France, Frankrijk
Institut catholique de Paris (wiskunde)
Institut Sainte-Marie (letteren)
Universiteit van Parijs (filosofie)
Sartre, Jean-Paul (partner)
Algren, Nelson (geliefde)
Le Bon de Beauvoir, Sylvie (adoptiefdochter)
Les Temps Modernes
Priser och utmärkelser
Jerusalem Prize for the Freedom of the Individual in Society (1975)
Österreichischer Staatspreis für Europäische Literatur (1978)
Sonning-prijs van de Universiteit van Kopenhagen (1983)
Kort biografi
Simone de Beauvoir was born in Paris to a devoutly Catholic bourgeois family. She was educated at a convent boarding school and originally wanted to become a nun; however, she lost her faith at age 14. After passing her baccalaureate exams, she studied mathematics at the Institut Catholique and literature and languages at the Institut Sainte-Marie, before entering the Sorbonne to study philosophy. She wrote her thesis on Leibniz. She sat in on courses at the École Normale Supérieure to prepare for the agrégation (postgrad exam) in philosophy, and it was there that she met Jean-Paul Sartre. De Beauvoir became a teacher, intellectual, and well-known writer, beginning with her first novel, She Came to Stay (1943). She also produced philosophical essays, plays, memoirs, travel diaries, and newspaper articles, and served as an editor of the influential literary review Les Temps modernes. She won the Prix Goncourt for her 1954 novel The Mandarins. De Beauvoir became a key figure in the struggle for women's rights in France and worldwide, sparked by her feminist work The Second Sex (1949). With her lifelong companion Sartre, she was a central player in the important philosophical debates of the 20th century.



The Second Sex — 2016 group read i Feminist Theory (november 2017)
Second Sex--thoughts? i Feminist Theory (mars 2016)
de Beauvoir : The Second Sex i Author Theme Reads (oktober 2013)
de Beauvoir class and paper i Philosophy and Theory (mars 2008)


Starkt och välskrivet. Vackert språk. Ska ju bygga på Sartres och Beauvoirs eget äktenskap. Ett udda förhållande där en stark person som Simone ändå känns väldigt undfallande. Men det skildrar tidsandan på ett bra sätt.
Mats_Sigfridsson | 10 andra recensioner | Jul 26, 2016 |
Läste denna tjocka och ofantligt tunga bok en sommar när jag var 17 år. Intressant om man vill förstå feminismen och se bortom Tiina Rosenberg. Läsningen fick mig att påbörja att läsa Sartre, som jag dock inte klarade mig igenom.
Annispannis | 17 andra recensioner | Jun 14, 2009 |
Krig, töntig kärlekshistoria, noll story, upprepande ord i samma mening. Politiskt kanske lite bra.
fisfia | 8 andra recensioner | Mar 11, 2007 |


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