Simone de Beauvoir: The Making of an Intellectual Woman / Edition 2

Simone de Beauvoir: The Making of an Intellectual Woman / Edition 2

by Toril Moi
     
 

How did Simone de Beauvoir become Simone de Beauvoir, the leading feminist thinker and emblematic intellectual woman of the twentieth century? Toril Moi blends biography with literary criticism, feminist theory, and historical and social analysis, to provide a provocative and original account of Beauvoir's education and formation as an intellectual.

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How did Simone de Beauvoir become Simone de Beauvoir, the leading feminist thinker and emblematic intellectual woman of the twentieth century? Toril Moi blends biography with literary criticism, feminist theory, and historical and social analysis, to provide a provocative and original account of Beauvoir's education and formation as an intellectual.

In a second edition of her landmark study of Simone de Beauvoir, published 100 years after Beauvoir's birth, Toril Moi provides a major new introduction discussing the recent publication of papers and letters by Beauvoir, including her letters to her lovers Jacques-Laurent Bost and Nelson Agren, and her student diaries from 1926/7.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199238729
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/14/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Key to Abbreviations

Simone de Beauvoir Today: Introduction to the 2008 Edition 1

Introduction 23

1 Second Only to Sartre 37

2 The Making of an Intellectual Woman 58

3 Politics and the Intellectual Woman: Cliches and Commonplaces in the Reception of Simone de Beauvoir 93

4 L'Invitee: An Existentialist Melodrama 115

5 Freedom and Flirtation: The Personal and the Philosophical in Sartre and Beauvoir 145

6 Ambiguous Women: Alienation and the Body in The Second Sex 168

7 Beauvoir's Utopia: The Politics of The Second Sex 198

8 The Scandal of Loneliness and Separation: The Writing of Depression 235

Afterword 270

Notes 275

Works Cited 319

Index 335

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