Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter

Author: Simone de Beauvoir

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060825197

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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

Author: Simone de Beauvoir

Publisher: Marlowe & Company

ISBN: 9781569249567

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 479

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The author recalls her life in Paris in the formative years of 1929 to 1944, telling of her relationship with Jean-Paul Sartre and of Parisian intellectual life of the 1930s and 1940s.
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A Very Easy Death

Author: Simone De Beauvoir

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 0307832198

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

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A Very Easy Death has long been considered one of Simone de Beauvoir’s masterpieces. The profoundly moving, day-by-day recounting of her mother’s death “shows the power of compassion when it is allied with acute intelligence” (The Sunday Telegraph). Powerful, touching, and sometimes shocking, this is an end-of-life account that no reader is likely to forget. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Witness to My Life

The Letters of Jean-Paul Sartre to Simone de Beauvoir, 1926-1939

Author: Jean-Paul Sartre,Simone de Beauvoir,Lee Fahnestock,Norman Macafee

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743244052

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 742

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She Came to Stay

Author: Simone de Beauvoir

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393318845

Category: Fiction

Page: 404

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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. Although Françoise considers her relationship with Pierre an open one, she falls prey to jealousy when the gamine Xavière catches his attention. 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. "Behind the sympathy there is curiosity. . . . A writer whose tears for her characters freeze as they drop." -- Sunday London Times
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Simone de Beauvoir

A Biography

Author: Deirdre Bair

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671741802

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 718

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Chronicles the life of the French writer, examining her roles as author, philosopher, feminist, and companion to Jean-Paul Sartre
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Simone de Beauvoir

The Making of an Intellectual Woman

Author: Toril Moi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199238712

Category: History

Page: 349

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For the second edition of her landmark study of Simone de Beauvoir, Toril Moi provides a major new introduction discussing current developments in Beauvoir studies as well as 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.
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The Woman Destroyed

Author: Simone De Beauvoir

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 0307832171

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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In three “immensely intelligent stories about the decay of passion” (The Sunday Herald Times [London]), Simone de Beauvoir draws us into the lives of three women, all past their first youth, all facing unexpected crises. Enthralling as faction, suffused with de Beauvoir’s remarkable insights into women, The Woman Destroyed gives us a legendary writer at her best.
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Letters to Sartre

Author: Simone de Beauvoir

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1611454980

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 531

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In these letters, de Beauvoir tells Sartre everything, tracing the extraordinary complications of their triangular love life; they reveal her not only as manipulative and dependent, but also as vulnerable, passionate, jealous, and committed.
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Adieux

A Farewell to Sartre

Author: Simone De Beauvoir

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 030783218X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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Simone de Beauvoir’s account of the last ten years of Jean-Paul Sartre’s life provides a focus for understanding one of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century. But the book, consisting of both a year-by-year account of Sartre’s last decade and a conversation between him and de Beauvoir about his life and work, is more than just a philosophical examination. It is also a personal dialogue of astonishing frankness that illuminates one of the most famous and complex relationships of the twentieth century. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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A Cup of Sake Beneath the Cherry Trees

Author: Kenko

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141398264

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 80

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'It is a most wonderful comfort to sit alone beneath a lamp, book spread before you, and commune with someone from the past whom you have never met...' Moonlight, sake, spring blossom, idle moments, a woman's hair - these exquisite reflections on life's fleeting pleasures by a thirteenth-century Japanese monk are delicately attuned to nature and the senses. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Yoshida Kenko (c. 1283-1352). Kenko's work is included in Penguin Classics in Essays in Idleness and Hojoki.
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Force of circumstance

Author: Simone de Beauvoir

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Authors

Page: 658

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The Second Sex (Vintage Feminism Short Edition)

Author: Simone de Beauvoir

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473521912

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

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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, a 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
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Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter by Simone de Beauvoir (Book Analysis)

Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide

Author: Bright Summaries,

Publisher: BrightSummaries.com

ISBN: 2806279755

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Unlock the more straightforward side of Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter by Simone de Beauvoir, which tells the story of the author’s childhood in middle-class society and her drive to be educated and exceed what is expected of her. The autobiography details the reality of everyday life for middle-class women during the early 20th century, who were denied adequate education or the freedom to make their own choices. De Beauvoir has received numerous awards for her works, as well as having an international human rights prize for women’s freedom named in her honour. Find out everything you need to know about Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!
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Tete-a-Tete

The Tumultuous Lives and Loves of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre

Author: Hazel Rowley

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061852902

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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They are one of the world's legendary couples. We can't think of one without thinking of the other. Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre -- those passionate, freethinking existentialist philosopher-writers -- had a committed but notoriously open union that generated no end of controversy. With Tete-a-Tete, distinguished biographer Hazel Rowley offers the first dual portrait of these two colossal figures and their intense, often embattled relationship. Through original interviews and access to new primary sources, Rowley portrays them up close, in their most intimate moments. We witness Beauvoir and Sartre with their circle, holding court in Paris cafes. We learn the details of their infamous romantic entanglements with the young Olga Kosakiewicz and others; of their efforts to protest the wars in Algeria and Vietnam; and of Beauvoir's tempestuous love affair with Nelson Algren. We follow along on their many travels, involving meetings with dignitaries such as Roosevelt, Khrushchev, and Castro. We listen in on the couple's conversations about Sartre's Nausea, Being and Nothingness, and Words, and Beauvoir's The Second Sex, The Mandarins, and her memoirs. And we hear the anguished discussions that led Sartre to refuse the Nobel Prize. The impact of their writings on modern thought cannot be overestimated, but Beauvoir and Sartre are remembered just as much for the lives they led. They were brilliant, courageous, profoundly innovative individuals, and Tete-a-Tete shows the passion, energy, daring, humor, and contradictions of their remarkable, unorthodox relationship. Theirs is a great story -- and a great story is precisely what Beauvoir and Sartre most wanted their lives to be.
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Celebrity Chekhov

Stories by Anton Chekhov

Author: Ben Greenman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062020846

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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New Yorker editor and McSweeney's contributor Ben Greenman reshapes Russian literature's most celebrated stories around America's most popular pop culture icons, probing the deep complexities of Anton Chekov (not to mention those of Cruise or Kardashian). Thought-provoking and funny, these wryly re-imagined tales will be sure-fire favorites for every kind of reader, whether your favorite escapes are celebrity memoirs like L.A. Candy and The Truth about Diamonds, re-conceived classics like Wicked, literary parodies like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, or masterpieces of fiction from authors like Tolstoy, Pushkin and Chekhov himself.
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Reckless

My Life as a Pretender

Author: Chrissie Hynde

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385540620

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Chrissie Hynde, for nearly four decades the singer/songwriter/ undisputed leader of the Pretenders, is a justly legendary figure. Few other rock stars have managed to combine her swagger, sexiness, stage presence, knack for putting words to music, gorgeous voice and just all-around kick-assedness into such a potent and alluring package. From “Tatooed Love Boys” and “Brass in Pocket” to “Talk of the Town” and “Back on the Chain Gang,” her signature songs project a unique mixture of toughness and vulnerability that millions of men and women have related to. A kind of one- woman secret tunnel linking punk and new wave to classic guitar rock, she is one of the great luminaries in rock history. Now, in her no-holds-barred memoir Reckless, Chrissie Hynde tells, with all the fearless candor, sharp humor and depth of feeling we’ve come to expect, exactly where she came from and what her crooked, winding path to stardom entailed. Her All-American upbringing in Akron, Ohio, a child of postwar power and prosperity. Her soul capture, along with tens of millions of her generation, by the gods of sixties rock who came through Cleveland—Mitch Ryder, David Bowie, Jeff Back, Paul Butterfield and Iggy Pop among them. Her shocked witness in 1970 to the horrific shooting of student antiwar protestors at Kent State. Her weakness for the sorts of men she calls “the heavy bikers” and “the get-down boys.” Her flight from Ohio to London in 1973 essentially to escape the former and pursue the latter. Her scuffling years as a brash reviewer for New Musical Express, shop girl at the Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood boutique 'Craft Must Wear Clothes But The Truth Loves To Go Naked', first-hand witness to the birth of the punk movement, and serial band aspirant. And then ,at almost the last possible moment, her meeting of the three musicians who comprised the original line-up of The Pretenders, their work on the indelible first album “The Pretenders,” and the rocket ride to “Instant” stardom, with all the disorientation and hazards that involved. The it all comes crashing back down to earth with the deaths of lead guitarist James Honeyman Scott and bassist Peter Farndon, leaving her bruised and saddened, but far from beaten. Because Chrissie Hynde is, among other things, one of rock’s great survivors. We are lucky to be living in a golden age of great rock memoirs. In the aptly titled Reckless, Chrissie Hynde has given us one of the very best we have. Her mesmerizing presence radiates from every line and page of this book. From the Hardcover edition.
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A Jacques Barzun Reader

Selections from His Works

Author: Jacques Barzun

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060935421

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 640

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Throughout his career Jacques Barzun, author of the New York Times bestseller and National Book Award Finalist From Dawn to Decadence, has always been known as a witty and graceful essayist, one who combines a depth of knowledge and a rare facility with words. Now Michael Murray has carefully selected eighty of Barzun's most inventive, accomplished, and insightful essays, and compiled them in one impressive volume. With subjects ranging from history to baseball to crime novels, A Jacques Barzun Reader is a feast for any reader.
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Pet Loss

Thoughtful Guide for Adults and Children, A

Author: Herbert A. Nieburg

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060926783

Category: Nature

Page: 176

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Thoroughly researched and expertly written, this comprehensive guide is a must for animal lovers dealing with the loss of a pet. The death of a pet can cause enormous feelings of sorrow, guilt, and loneliness for children and adults alike, whether the end comes through old age, illness, sudden death, or euthanasia. Yet pet owners are often inhibited in their very real grief, even if the animal was considered a full-fledged family member, a child's favored playmate, or an elderly person's faithful companion. In Pet Loss, the authors acknowledge and encourage such grief, and assert that pet owners must learn to cope with the death of an animal as they would with any significant loss--by expressing their feelings and coming to terms with their grief. At once a practical guide and an emotional support, Pet Loss offers unique advice for owners faced with an animal's passing, from the difficult decision to put a pet to sleep to dealing with a veterinarian or making funeral or cremation arrangements. Other questions answered in this book include: Do animals go off by themselves to die? How can children be helped with their grief over the death of a family pet? When an animal has to be put to sleep, what is the best method? How and when should one take in a new pet? How much can a vet be expected to do?
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