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The second sex

Author: Simone de Beauvoir; Constance Borde; Sheila Malovany-Chevallier
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New ed.View all editions and formats
"First published in Paris in 1949, The Second Sex by Simone de Beavoir was a groundbreaking, risqué book that became a runaway success. Selling 20,000 copies in its first week, the book earned its author both notoriety and admiration. Since then, The Second Sex has been translated into forty languages and has become a landmark in the history of feminism. Required reading for anyone who believes in the equality of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simone de Beauvoir; Constance Borde; Sheila Malovany-Chevallier
ISBN: 9780099499381 009949938X
OCLC Number: 651072581
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: This ed. originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 2009.
Description: XXV, 822 pages 24 cm
Contents: Facts and myths. Destiny. Biological data --
Psychoanalytical point of view --
Point of view of historical materialism --
History --
Myths. Montherlant or the bread of disgust --
D.H. Lawrence or phallic pride --
Claudel or the handmaiden of the Lord --
Breton or poetry --
Stendhal or romancing the real --
Lived experience. Formative years : Childhood --
Girl --
Sexual initiation --
Lesbian --
Situation. Married woman --
Mother --
Social life --
Prostitutes and hetaeras --
From maturity to old age --
Woman's situation and character --
Justifications. Narcissist --
Woman in love --
Mystic --
Toward liberation. Independent woman.
Other Titles: Deuxième sexe.
Responsibility: Simon de Beauvoir.


'One is not born, but rather becomes, woman'First published in Paris in 1949, The Second Sex by Simone de Beavoir was a groundbreaking, risque book that became a runaway success.  Read more...


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