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RZ-20791-01
The Beauvoir Series
Margaret Simons, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

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Political Writings (Book)
Title: Political Writings
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Editor: Marybeth Timmerman
Editor: Margaret A. Simons
Abstract: Political Writings offers newly translated essays by Simone de Beauvoir that demonstrate a heretofore unknown side of her political philosophy. The writings in this volume range from Beauvoir's surprising 1952 defense of the misogynistic eighteenth-century pornographer, the Marquis de Sade, to a co-written 1974 documentary film, transcribed here for the first time, which draws on Beauvoir's analysis of how socioeconomic privilege shapes the biological reality of aging. The volume traces nearly three decades of Beauvoir's leftist political engagement, from exposés of conditions in fascist Spain and Portugal in 1945 and hard-hitting attacks on right-wing French intellectuals in the 1950s, to the 1962 defense of an Algerian freedom fighter, Djamila Boupacha, and a 1975 article arguing for what is now called the "two-state solution" in Israel. Together these texts prefigure Beauvoir's later feminist activism and provide a new interpretive context for reading her multi-volume autobiography, while also shedding new light on French intellectual history during the turbulent era of decolonization.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/political-writings/oclc/759910014&referer=brief_results
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Secondary URL: http://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/44sym5nt9780252036941.html
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Access Model: Book
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Type: Translation
Type: Scholarly Edition
ISBN: 9780252036941

Feminist Writings (Book) [show prizes]
Title: Feminist Writings
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Editor: Sylvie Le Bon de Beauvoir
Editor: Margaret A. Simons
Editor: Marybeth Timmerman
Abstract: This sixth volume in the Beauvoir Series presents newly discovered writings and lectures while providing new translations and contexts for Simone de Beauvoir's more familiar writings. Spanning Beauvoir's career from the 1940s through 1986, the pieces explain the paradoxes in her political and feminist stances, including her famous 1972 announcement of a "conversion to feminism" after decades of activism on behalf of women. Feminist Writings documents and contextualizes Beauvoir's thinking, writing, public statements, and activities in the services of causes like French divorce law reform and the rights of women in the Iranian Revolution. In addition, the volume provides new insights into Beauvoir's complex thinking and illuminates her historic role in linking the movements for sexual freedom, sexual equality, homosexual rights, and women's rights in France.
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/simone-de-beauvoir-feminist-writings/oclc/890799022&referer=brief_results
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Secondary URL: http://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/85dre8ma9780252039003.html
Secondary URL Description: Publisher's listing
Access Model: Book
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Type: Scholarly Edition
ISBN: 9780252039003
Translator: Marybeth Timmerman
Translator: Margaret A. Simons
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes


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