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Beauvoir and the second sex : feminism, race, and the origins of existentialism

Author: Margaret A Simons
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©1999.
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"In this compelling chronicle, Margaret A. Simons details her search for the true origins of Beauvoir's existential philosophy. She describes the pathbreaking discoveries she made in Beauvoir's handwritten diary from 1927, uncovers new evidence of the sexist exclusion of Beauvoir from the philosophical canon, reveals evidence that the African American writer Richard Wright provided Beauvoir with the model of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Simons, Margaret A.
Beauvoir and the second sex.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©1999
(OCoLC)988748310
Named Person: Simone de Beauvoir; Simone de Beauvoir; Simone de Beauvoir; Simone de Beauvoir; Simone de Beauvoir
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret A Simons
ISBN: 0847692566 9780847692569 0847692574 9780847692576
OCLC Number: 39614736
Description: xx, 263 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Beauvoir Interview (1979) --
2. Racism and Feminism: A Schism in the Sisterhood (1979) --
3. Beauvoir and Sartre: The Question of Influence (1981) --
4. Beauvoir Interview (1982) --
5. The Silencing of Simone de Beauvoir: Guess What's Missing from The Second Sex (1983) --
6. Motherhood, Feminism, and Identity (1984) --
7. Beauvoir Interview (1985) --
8. Sexism and the Philosophical Canon: On Reading Beauvoir's The Second Sex (1990) --
9. Lesbian Connections: Simone de Beauvoir and Feminism (1991) --
10. The Second Sex and the Roots of Radical Feminism (1995) --
11. Richard Wright, Simone de Beauvoir, and The Second Sex (1997) --
12. Beauvoir's Early Philosophy: The 1927 Diary (1998).
Responsibility: Margaret A. Simons.

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This text attempts to understand Beauvoir's philosophy in "The Second Sex". It details the discovery of the origins of Beauvoir's existentialist philosophy in her handwritten diary from 1927 and  Read more...

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