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Description - Diary of a Philosophy Student by Simone de Beauvoir

Revelatory insights into the early life and thought of the preeminent French feminist philosopher Dating from her years as a philosophy student at the Sorbonne, this is the 1926-27 diary of the teenager who would become the famous French philosopher, author, and feminist, Simone de Beauvoir. Written years before her first meeting with Jean-Paul Sartre, these diaries reveal previously unknown details about her life and offer critical insights into her early philosophy and literary works. Presented here for the first time in translation and fully annotated, the diary is completed by essays from Barbara Klaw and Margaret A. Simons that address its philosophical, historical and literary significance. The volume represents an invaluable resource for tracing the development of Beauvoir's independent thinking and influence on the world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780252031427
ISBN-10: 0252031423
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 153mm x 31mm)
Pages: 392
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 28-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986) was a French existentialist philosopher who employed a literary-philosophical method in her essays, including Ethics of Ambiguity and The Second Sex, as well as in her novels, play, and multivolume autobiography.Barbara Klaw is a professor of French at Northern Kentucky University. She is the author of Le Paris de Simone de Beauvoir. Sylvie Le Bon de Beauvoir, adopted daughter and literary executor of Simone de Beauvoir, is the editor of Lettres a Sartre and many other works by Beauvoir. Margaret A. Simons is a professor of philosophy at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, and author of Beauvoir and -The Second Sex.- Marybeth Timmermann is a certified translator of the American Translators Association.

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