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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199238723

ISBN-13: 9780199238729

Pub. Date: 09/14/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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     vii
Key to Abbreviations     xi
Simone de Beauvoir Today: Introduction to the 2008 Edition     1
Introduction     23
Part I
Second Only to Sartre     37
The Making of an Intellectual Woman     58
Politics and the Intellectual Woman: Cliches and Commonplaces in the Reception of Simone de Beauvoir     93
Part II
L'Invitee: An Existentialist Melodrama     115
Freedom and Flirtation: The Personal and the Philosophical in Sartre and Beauvoir     145
Ambiguous Women: Alienation and the Body in The Second Sex     168
Beauvoir's Utopia: The Politics of The Second Sex     198
Part III
The Scandal of Loneliness and Separation: The Writing of Depression     235
Afterword     270
Notes     275
Works Cited     319
Index     335

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