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Simone de Beauvoir (1908–1986)

Teoksen The Second Sex [abridged English translation by H. M. Parshley] tekijä

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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 näytä lisää 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) näytä vähemmän


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Merkitty avainsanalla


Kanoninen nimi
Beauvoir, Simone de
Virallinen nimi
Bertrand de Beauvoir, Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie
Muut nimet
Montparnassen hautausmaa, Pariisi, Ranska
Maa (karttaa varten)
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
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
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)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
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, Feminist Theory (marraskuu 2017)
Second Sex--thoughts?, Feminist Theory (maaliskuu 2016)
de Beauvoir : The Second Sex, Author Theme Reads (lokakuuta 2013)
de Beauvoir class and paper, Philosophy and Theory (maaliskuu 2008)


If there's anything more irritating than the Roman à clef, with its cheap lacquering of lived experience, it's café-dwelling, pernod-sniffing French intellectuals with their unshakeable disdain for all things tangible. There's a paragraph on page 132 of this book which struck me with thunderous poetic force. Two of the characters come across a street market:

"Here were old shoes, gramophone records, silks that were falling to pieces, enamel bowls, chipped crockery, all on the bare muddy ground. Dark-skinned women clothed in brightly-coloured tatters were sitting on newspapers or old rugs, leaning up against the hoardings."

The reason this passage, which would be unremarkable in a normal novel, hit the way it did is that it deals with real, physical, empirical things; objects made of matter. It's about the only time in the book that reality — the thing that great fiction renders immediate and indelible in its infinite richness and variety — intrudes on the vaporous emotional-intellectual existence of these unbearable self-deluding characters.

It's doubly frustrating, because the author manages some acute descriptions of jealousy, the ugliest, least assuageable emotion, and the insidious way it stilettos its victims. But it's less than they deserve. The presence of Sartre and de Beauvoir in Paris in the late 30's was surely an even better reason to flee that part of the world than what was unfolding across the border to the east.
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yarb | 12 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 17, 2024 |
As a fundimental feminist text, this was actually a surprisingly interesting read. I disagreed with so much of it. Mostly I don't support the general idea that "liberty" and "what is natural" is always positive. In my opinion, women by nature of their biological position are always at a slight physical and general disadvantage (based on their need to undergo pregnancy, for example). Creating a system in which this basic problem is removed is an important step, but to call this new system "natural" was frustrating to me. This is not "liberation" in the sense that she means it, but the creation of equality. It is not our social systems that cause inequality, but biology. Our social systems must correct for biological inequity, and blaming them for causing or widening the biological issues is sort of silly. Not to mention that I felt her entire interpretation of the biological differences were silly (men and women put in an equal amount of effort in the creation of a child? really?).… (lisätietoja)
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mrbearbooks | 31 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 22, 2024 |
This is a subtle and evocative study of character and relationships. I read it some 40 years ago as I was improving my French, which forced me to absorb it attentively at a slower rate and probably enjoy it more.
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sfj2 | 12 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 3, 2024 |
they really don't make adults like this anymore
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avv999 | 15 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 16, 2024 |


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