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The second sex

Author: Simone de Beauvoir; Constance Borde; Sheila Malovany-Chevallier
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, 2009.
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Of all the writing that emerged from the existentialist movement, Simone de Beauvoir's groundbreaking study of women has had the most extensive and enduring impact. It is at once a scholarly work of anthropology and sociology, of biology and psychoanalysis, from the pen of a writer and novelist of penetrating imaginative power. The Second Sex stands, six decades after its first appearance, as the first landmark in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simone de Beauvoir; Constance Borde; Sheila Malovany-Chevallier
ISBN: 9780224078597 0224078593
OCLC Number: 429598256
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: Translated from the French.
Description: xxv, 822 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: I. Facts and myths. Destiny : Biological data ; The psychoanalytical point of view ; The 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 --
II. Lived experience. Formative years : Childhood ; The girl ; Sexual initiation ; The lesbian --
Situation : The married woman ; The mother ; Social life ; Prostitutes and hetaeras ; From maturity to old age ; Woman's situation and character --
Justifications : The narcissist ; The woman in love ; the mystic --
Toward liberation : The independent woman.
Other Titles: Deuxième sexe.
Responsibility: Simon de Beauvoir ; translated by Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier.


A study of women. 


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