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The Second Sex
     

The Second Sex

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by Simone de Beauvoir, Constance Borde (Translator), Sheila Malovany-Chevallier (Translator)
 

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Simone de Beauvoir’s essential masterwork is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of “woman,” and a revolutionary exploration of inequality and otherness. Unabridged in English for the first time, this long-awaited edition reinstates significant portions of the original French text that were cut in the first English translation. Vital and

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The Second Sex 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
AugPen More than 1 year ago
In fact, Simone de Beauvoir's examination of the situation of women, in Europe and wherever Europeans have settled, makes this, in my opinion, one of the funamental books of Western civilization ... and one of the most subversive. This English translation is the first to be complete and unabridged, with significant corrections of the earlier English translation.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The text is a masterpiece and has changed how we think of women and womanhood. The translation, however, is deplorable. There are omissions which alter Beauvoir's meaning, and key philosophical terms are mistranslated, giving the impression that some sections mean the opposite of what they say in the original French. Knopf needs to either release a new translation, or allow someone else to do so, so we don't have to wait for this very important, but sorely misunderstood work to go into public domain.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a must read piece of literature. De Beauvoir's agruments are well written and show a lot of insight.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why is this book so expensive!?