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The second sex

Author: Simone de Beauvoir; H M Parshley
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1993.
Series: Everyman's library, no. 137.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Woman's past and contemporary situation in Western culture is the focus of a detailed and uninhibited analysis of womanhood.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Beauvoir, Simone de, 1908-1986.
Second sex.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1993
(OCoLC)607379382
Online version:
Beauvoir, Simone de, 1908-1986.
Second sex.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1993
(OCoLC)608152127
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simone de Beauvoir; H M Parshley
ISBN: 0679420169 9780679420163 9781857151374 1857151372
OCLC Number: 26974524
Notes: Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1953.
Description: lv, 786 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Select bibliography --
Chronology --
Author's introduction --
bk. 1. Facts and myths --
pt. I. Destiny --
I. The data of biology --
II. The psychoanalytic point of view --
III. The point of view of historical materialism --
pt. II. History --
IV. The Nomads --
V. Early tillers of the soil --
VI. Patriarchal times and classical antiquity --
VII. Through the Middle Ages to eighteenth-century France --
VIII. Since the French Revolution : the job and the vote --
pt. III. Myths --
IX. Dreams, fears, idols --
X. The myth of woman in five authors --
1. Montherlant or the bread of disgust --
2. D.H. Lawrence or phallic pride --
3. Claudel and the handmaid of the lord --
4. Breton or poetry --
5. Stendhal or the romantic of reality --
6. Summary --
XI. Myth and reality --
bk. 2. Woman's life today --
pt. IV. The formative years --
XII. Childhood --
XIII. The young girl --
XIV. Sexual initiation --
XV. The lesbian --
pt. V. Situation --
XVI. The married woman --
XVII. The mother --
XVIII. Social life --
XIX. Prostitutes and hetairas --
XX. From maturity to old age --
XXI. Woman's situation and character --
pt. VI. Justifications --
XXII. The narcissist --
XXIII. The woman in love --
XXIV. The mystic --
pt. VII. Toward liberation --
XXV. The independent woman --
Conclusion --
Index.
Series Title: Everyman's library, no. 137.
Other Titles: Deuxième sexe.
Responsibility: Simone de Beauvoir ; translated and edited by H.M. Parshley ; with an introduction by Margaret Crosland.
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