Simone de Beauvoir: A Critical Reader

Simone de Beauvoir: A Critical Reader

by Elizabeth Fallaize
     
 

This is the first volume to gather together all the classic critical texts on Simone de Beauvoir's work as a feminist, novelist and philosopher. The essays are divided into three sections examining her fiction, her life and her famous work The Second Sex.
In a compelling introduction Elizabeth Fallaize, examines how de Beauvoir's work has been read over

Overview

This is the first volume to gather together all the classic critical texts on Simone de Beauvoir's work as a feminist, novelist and philosopher. The essays are divided into three sections examining her fiction, her life and her famous work The Second Sex.
In a compelling introduction Elizabeth Fallaize, examines how de Beauvoir's work has been read over time, contextualizes those readings within the evolution of feminism, and looks at her changing role within contemporary culture and thought.
The acclaimed contributors to this collection are: Judith Okely, Judith Butler, Sonia Kruks Beauvoir, Toril Moi, Eva Lundgren-Gothlin, Francis Jeanson, Alex Hughes, Elaine Marks, Hazel Barnes, Jane Heath, Anne Ophir and Elizabeth Fallaize

Editorial Reviews

Tikkun Magazine
This collection brings together some of the most significant articles published by feminist theorists analyzing the breadth and depth of a woman whose close association with Jean Paul Sartre may have allowed others to undervalue her significance.
Booknews
Twelve critical readings of De Beauvoirs's , her autobiography, and her fiction (including and ) explore the changing nature of the debates and controversies over her writings and try to offer a sense of the differing theoretical and cultural assumptions which readers have brought to their engagement with her work. Also includes an introduction which contextualizes De Beauvoir's writing within the evolution of feminism. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415147033
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/29/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.46(d)

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