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Aug 12, 1987
| ISBN 9780394711034
Jan 09, 2013
| ISBN 9780307832177
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Aug 12, 1987 | ISBN 9780394711034
Jan 09, 2013 | ISBN 9780307832177
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.
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 on the exam to Jean-Paul Sartre. de Beauvoir taught at lycées in Marseille and Rouen… More about Simone De Beauvoir
“Witty, immensely adroit . . . These three women are believable individuals presented with a wry mixture of sympathy and exasperation.” —The Atlantic“A remarkable feat of empathy.” —The Times Literary Supplement“Brilliant craftsmanship.” — Harper’s
THE AGE OF DISCRETION • 9THE MONOLOGUE • 87THE WOMAN DESTROYED • 121
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