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The Second Sex (Vintage Feminism Short Edition)

Vintage Feminism Short Edition

Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NATALIE HAYNES

When this book was first published in 1949 it was to outrage and scandal. Never before had the case for female liberty been so forcefully and successfully argued. De Beauvoir’s belief that ‘One is not born, but rather becomes, woman’ switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and began a fight for greater equality and economic independence. These pages contain the key passages of the book that changed perceptions of women forever.

TRANSLATED BY CONSTANCE BORDE AND SHEILA MALOVANY-CHEVALLIER

ANNOTATED AND INTRODUCED BY MARTINE REID
Portrait
Simone de Beauvoir (Author)

Simone de Beauvoir was born in Paris in 1908. In 1929 she became the youngest person ever to obtain the
agrégation in philosophy at the Sorbonne, placing second to Jean-Paul Sartre. She taught at the lycées at Marseille and Rouen from 1931–1937, and in Paris from 1938–1943. After the war, she emerged as one of the leaders of the existentialist movement, working with Sartre on
Les Temps Mordernes. The author of several books including
The Mandarins (1957) which was awarded the Prix Goncourt, de Beauvoir was one of the most influential thinkers of her generation. She died in 1986.

Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier have lived in Paris for over forty years and are both graduates of Rutgers University, New Jersey. Borde was on the faculty of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques and has been chair and vice-chair of American Democrats Abroad. Malovany-Chevallier was a full- time faculty member at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques and continues to teach American literature. They have been translating books and articles on social science, art and feminist literature for twenty-five years and have jointly authored numerous books in French on subjects ranging from grammar to politics to American cooking.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 144
Erscheinungsdatum 05.03.2015
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-78487-038-6
Reihe Vintage Classics
Verlag Random House UK
Maße (L/B/H) 17.8/11.1/1.5 cm
Gewicht 84 g
Originaltitel Le deuxième sexe
Übersetzer Constance Borde, Sheila Malovany-Chevallier
Verkaufsrang 3866
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