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Simone de Beauvoir

  • Mary Evans - University of Kent at Canterbury, UK


February 1996 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Simone de Beauvoir continues to dominate twentieth century feminist theory, yet her work is the focus of inflamed debate amongst theorists of feminism.

This accessible introduction to de Beauvoir's life and ideas considers the themes and tensions which inform her work. Mary Evans shows how de Beauvoir's writings resist simplistic interpretations and cannot be reduced to simple oppositions between masculine and feminine, rational and irrational, or social and natural. Highlighting the autobiographical aspects in de Beauvoir's work, Evans presents a new and important analysis of the complex relationship between fact, fiction and autobiography.

 
Introduction
 
The Making of a Woman
 
The Woman and the Words
 
The Woman and Women
 
The Personal and the Political
 
Others
 
Reading de Beauvoir
 
Bibliography

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