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Second Sex

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Publisher Comments:

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

About the Author

Simone de Beauvoir was born in Paris in 1908. She died in 1986.

Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier, both American, are longtime residents of France and former teachers at the Institut dÉtudes 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.

From the Hardcover edition.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Vintage Edition

Book One: Facts and Myths

Part One: Destiny

1. The Data of Biology

2. The Psychoanalytic Point of View

3. The Point of View of Historical Materialism

Part Two: History

4. The Nomads

5. Early Tillers of the Soil

6. Patriarchal Times and Classical Antiquity

7. Through the Middle Ages to 18th Century France

8. Since the French Revolution: the Job and the Vote

Part Three: Myths

9. Dreams, Fears, Idols

10. The Myth of Woman in Five Authors

      a. Montherlant or the Bread of Disgust

      b. D.H. Lawrence or Phallic Pride

      c. Claudel and the Handmaid of the Lord

      d. Breton or Poetry

      e. Stendhal or the Romantic of Reality

      f. Summary

11. Myth and Reality

Book Two: Woman's Life Today

Part Four: The Formative Years

12. Childhood

13. The Young Girl

14. Sexual Initiation

15. The Lesbian

Part Five: Situation

16. The Married Woman

17. The Mother

18. Social Life

19. Prostitutes and Hetairas

20. From Maturity to Old Age

21. Woman's Situation and Character

Part Six: Justifications

22. The Narcissist

23. The Woman in Love

24. The Mystic

Part Seven: Toward Liberation

25. The Independent Woman

Conclusion

Product Details

ISBN:
9780394712277
Author:
Beauvoir, Simone De
Publisher:
Vintage
Author:
Malovany-Chevallier, Sheila
Author:
Borde, Constance
Location:
New York
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
13
Publication Date:
1974
Binding:
Undefined
Grade Level:
General/trade
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
800
Dimensions:
8 x 5.19 x 1.32 in 1.25 lb

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