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Praise from the UK for the new edition of The Second Sex:

 

“[A] masterpiece. . . . Restores essential passages that have been missing for 60 years.” —The Times

 

“Groundbreaking. . . . A fresh, much expanded, more intelligible book which repays re-reading by adherents of the old version, and cries out for attention from young women who have not been exposed to this most powerful of feminist thinkers. The Second Sex [is] the foundation text of second-wave feminism. It is probably the most important and influential philosophical treatise of the 20th century.” —The Irish Times

 

The Second Sex is an inquiry into a subject with profound implications for the entire human race, and its ideas are as fresh and inspiring as they were when [Beauvoir] began work. . . . Now Beauvoir’s great work is available in a full English translation for the first time. . . . It is a fine piece of work, a lucid translation.” —The Independent

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

The classic manifesto of the liberated woman, this book explores every facet of a woman's life.

Synopsis:

Newly translated and unabridged in English for the first time, Simone de Beauvoir’s masterwork is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of “woman,” and a groundbreaking exploration of inequality and otherness.  This long-awaited new edition reinstates significant portions of the original French text that were cut in the first English translation. Vital and groundbreaking, Beauvoir’s pioneering and impressive text remains as pertinent today as it was sixty years ago, and will continue to provoke and inspire generations of men and women to come.

About the Author

Simone de Beauvoir was born in Paris in 1908. In 1929 she became the youngest person ever to obtain the agrégation in philosophy at the Sorbonne, placing second to Jean-Paul Sartre. She taught at lycées at Marseille and Rouen from 1931 to 1937, and in Paris from 1938 to 1943. After the war, she emerged as one of the leaders of the existentialist movement, working with Sartre on Les Temps Modernes. The author of several books, including The Mandarins (1957), which was awarded the Prix Goncourt, Beauvoir was one of the most influential thinkers of her generation. She died in 1986.

Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier, both American, are longtime residents of France and former teachers at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris.

Judith Thurman, author of Isak Dinesen and Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette, is a staff writer at The New Yorker.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307277787
Author:
Beauvoir, Simone De
Publisher:
Vintage
Author:
Borde, Constance
Author:
Malovany-Chevallier, Sheila
Author:
de Beauvoir, Simone
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Subject:
feminism;philosophy;non-fiction;women;women s studies;gender;existentialism;sociology;gender studies;feminist theory;history;french;theory;politics;20th century;sexuality;classic;feminist;psychology;women s history;beauvoir;sex;classics;culture;france;lit
Subject:
feminism;philosophy;non-fiction;women;women s studies;gender;existentialism;sociology;gender studies;history;feminist theory;french;theory;politics;20th century;sexuality;classic;feminist;psychology;women s history;beauvoir;sex;classics;france;literature;
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
832
Dimensions:
8 x 5.19 x 1.31 in 1.3 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Newly translated and unabridged in English for the first time, Simone de Beauvoir’s masterwork is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of “woman,” and a groundbreaking exploration of inequality and otherness.  This long-awaited new edition reinstates significant portions of the original French text that were cut in the first English translation. Vital and groundbreaking, Beauvoir’s pioneering and impressive text remains as pertinent today as it was sixty years ago, and will continue to provoke and inspire generations of men and women to come.
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