Author: Huguette BouchardeauISBN: 978-954-320-355-0
Out of print
Price: 14.00 lv
Simone de Beauvoir - intellectual, writer, feminist, author of novels, philosophical works, books of autobiography, and companion of the renowned French writer and philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre. All these different roles combined in one woman, in a rich, complex personality who fought to overcome the narrow-mindedness of her environment and to emancipate herself from the various prohibitions imposed by society. This multifarious, restless soul has been successfully recreated by Huguette Bouchardeau in her book. Beauvoir experiences her avid and unquenchable passions - and they are countless: travels, new acquaintances and friends, literature, the theatre, painting, music... The reader comes in touch with the tempestuous life of a woman who left an enduring mark on 20th century culture through her written works, her enthusiasm for various causes, and her personal commitment to the major clashes of her times. But perhaps her strongest and most vivid influence has been on the destiny of women. The author of The Second Sex revealed the depth of the feminine soul and rebelled against male oppression, against tradition, against social barriers. The view, a shocking one at that time, expressed in the phrase "A woman is not born such: she becomes such", was to be the credo of the fighters for freedom and equality of women in the modern world.
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