Hard Times: Force of Circumstance, Volume II: 1952-1962 The Autobiography of Simone de Beauvoir

She also vividly describes her travels with Sartre to Brazil and Cuba, reveals her private sense of despair in reaction to French atrocities in Algeria, and confronts her own deepening depression. Simone de beauvoir's outstanding achievement is to have left us an admirable record of her unceasing battle to become an independent woman and writer.

Introduction by Toril Moi. Beauvoir recounts her difficult long-distance romance with novelist Nelson Algren and her involvement with Claude Lanzmann the future director of Shoah. This volume of simone de beauvoir's legendary autobiography presents Beauvoir at the height of her international fame and portrays her inner struggle with aging.


Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter Perennial Classics

A superb autobiography by one of the great literary figures of the twentieth century, Simone de Beauvoir's Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter offers an intimate picture of growing up in a bourgeois French family, rebelling as an adolescent against the conventional expectations of her class, and striking out on her own with an intellectual and existential ambition exceedingly rare in a young woman in the 1920s.

Harper Perennial. She vividly evokes her friendships, and the early days of the most important relationship of her life, mentors, with fellow student Jean-Paul Sartre, love interests, against the backdrop of a turbulent political time.

After the War: Force of Circumstance, Volume I: 1944-1952 Autobiography of Simone De Beauvoir

She also gives us an unforgettable chronicle of her romance with novelist Nelson Algren and of her struggle to live as an independent woman and writer. Covering the years 1944 to 1952, this volume of the autobiography of legendary feminist and writer Simone de Beauvoir gives us not only an intimate account of her relationship with Sartre, but also a wonderful portrait of Parisian intellectual life.

During this troubled period, the onset of the Cold War, French intellectuals grappled with the horrors of the Holocaust, and the beginning of colonial wars in Vietnam and Algeria. Beauvoir weaves memorable descriptions and anecdotes about leading members of the French postwar scene, including Genet, Camus, and Cocteau, Africa, Artaud, with an account of her travels in Europe, Richard Wright, and the United States.

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All Said and Done: The Autobiography of Simone De Beauvoir 1962-1972

The celebrated feminist and existentialist looks back on her later years, reevaluates incidents in her past, and shares her outlook on life Harper Perennial.

The prime of life: The autobiography of Simone de Beauvoir

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The Prime of Life: The Autobiography of Simone de Beauvoir 1929-1944

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All Said and Done

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The Mandarins Norton Paperback Fiction

Used book in Good Condition. At once an engrossing drama and an intriguing political tale, The Mandarins is the emotional odyssey of a woman torn between her inner desires and her public life. In fictionally relating the stories of those around her ― Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, Arthur Koestler, Nelson Algren ― de Beauvoir dissects the emotional and philosophical currents of her time.

Much more than a roman a clef. Salty, frank, and realistic. San francisco chronicle in her most famous novel, The Mandarins, Simone de Beauvoir takes an unflinching look at Parisian intellectual society at the end of World War II. Used book in Good Condition. A moving and engrossing novel. New york Times Harper Perennial.


The Ethics of Ambiguity

Used book in Good Condition. Ultimately, de beauvoir argues that in order to achieve true freedom, one must battle against the choices and activities of those who suppress it. The ethics of ambiguity is the book that launched Simone de Beauvoir’s feminist and existential philosophy. It remains a concise yet thorough examination of existence and what it means to be human.

Used book in Good Condition. Harper Perennial. In this classic introduction to existentialist thought, french philosopher Simone de Beauvoir’s The Ethics of Ambiguity simultaneously pays homage to and grapples with her French contemporaries, philosophers Jean-Paul Sartre and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, by arguing that the freedoms in existentialism carry with them certain ethical responsibilities.

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She Came to Stay

Although françoise considers her relationship with Pierre an open one, she falls prey to jealousy when the gamine Xaviere catches his attention. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. The moody young woman from the countryside pries her way between Françoise and Pierre, playing up to each one and deviously pulling them apart, until the only way out of the triangle is destruction.

One of the most acute and thoughtful achievements of French fiction at mid-century. New york times set in paris on the eve of world war ii and sizzling with love, anger, and revenge, She Came to Stay explores the changes wrought in the soul of a woman and a city soon to fall. A writer whose tears for her characters freeze as they drop.

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Phenomenology of Perception

Breaking with the prevailing picture of existentialism and phenomenology at the time, it has become one of the landmark works of twentieth-century thought. Charting a bold course between the reductionism of science on the one hand and "intellectualism" on the other, Merleau-Ponty argues that we should regard the body not as a mere biological or physical unit, but as the body which structures one’s situation and experience within the world.

First published in 1945, maurice merleau-ponty’s monumental Phénoménologie de la perception signalled the arrival of a major new philosophical and intellectual voice in post-war Europe. Used book in Good Condition. Also included is a new foreword by Taylor Carman and an introduction to Merleau-Ponty by Claude Lefort.

Phenomenology of perception stands in the great phenomenological tradition of Husserl, Heidegger, and Sartre. Harper Perennial. Landes. Translated by Donald A. Merleau-ponty enriches his classic work with engaging studies of famous cases in the history of psychology and neurology as well as phenomena that continue to draw our attention, such as phantom limb syndrome, synaesthesia, and hallucination.

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