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Simone de Beauvoir

French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist, and social theorist

1908   -   1986

movement: atheism, feminism, existentialism
country of citizenship: France
native language: French
language of expression: French
educated at: University of Paris
occupation: political philosopher, journalist, novelist, autobiographer, essayist, political activist, diarist, women letter writer, philosopher, literary critic, writer, author
award received: Prix Goncourt, Jerusalem Prize, Austrian State Prize for European Literature, honorary doctorate at Concordia University
influenced by: Jean-Paul Sartre

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Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir (UK: , US: ; French: [simɔn də bovwaʁ] (listen); 9 January 1908 – 14 April 1986) was a French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist and social theorist. Though she did not consider herself a philosopher, she had a significant influence on both feminist existentialism and feminist theory.Beauvoir wrote novels, essays, biographies, autobiography and monographs on philosophy, politics, and social issues. She was known for her 1949 treatise The Second Sex, a detailed analysis of women's oppression and a foundational tract of contemporary feminism; and for her novels, including She Came to Stay and The Mandarins. Her most enduring contribution to literature are her memoirs, notable the first volume, “Mémoires d’une jeune fille rangée” (1958), which have a warmth and descriptive power. She was also known for her open, lifelong relationship with French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre.
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The Second Sex

essay by Simone de Beauvoir

author: Simone de Beauvoir

1949

A very easy death

book by Simone de Beauvoir

author: Simone de Beauvoir

1964

She Came to Stay

1943 novel by Simone de Beauvoir

author: Simone de Beauvoir

1943

Woman Destroyed

book by Simone de Beauvoir

author: Simone de Beauvoir

1967

La Vieillesse

book by Simone de Beauvoir

author: Simone de Beauvoir

1970

Adieux: A Farewell to Sartre

book by Simone de Beauvoir

author: Simone de Beauvoir

1972

The Blood of Others

book by Simone de Beauvoir

author: Simone de Beauvoir

1945

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