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French Philosopher - Simone de Beauvoir
born : Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir, Paris, France - 9th of January, 1908
famous for : Femenist publications, novels, travel diaries, and existentialism.
died : 14th April, 1986


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Simone de Beauvoir was a famous French author, philosopher, feminist.


She was born as Simone Lucie-Ernestine-Marie-Bertrand de Beauvoir on the 9th of January, 1908 in Paris, France. She studied at the elite École Normale Supérieure where, in 1929, where she met Jean-Paul Sartre. In 1981 she wrote A Farewell to Sartre (La Cérémonie des adieux), a painful account of Sartre's last years.

Beauvoir has come to be seen as the mother of post-1968 feminism, with philosophical writings linked to, though independent of, Sartrian existentialism. She is best known for her feminist work The Second Sex (Le Deuxième Sexe, 1949) which contained a detailed analysis of women's oppression.

Simone de Beauvoir died on April 14, 1986 and was buried along side Jean-Paul Sartre at the Cimetière du Montparnasse in Paris, France.


Famous Simone de Beauvoir Books and Publications

She Came to Stay - 1943
Pyrrhus et Cinéas - 1944
The Blood of Others - 1945
Who Shall Die? - 1945
All Men are Mortal - 1946
The Ethics of Ambiguity - 1947
The Second Sex - 1949
America Day by Day - 1954
The Mandarins - 1954
Must We Burn Sade? - 1955
The Long March - 1957
Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter - 1958
The Prime of Life - 1960
Force of Circumstance - 1963
A Very Easy Death - 1964
Les Belles Images - 1966
The Woman Destroyed - 1967
The Coming of Age - 1970
All Said and Done - 1972
When Things of the Spirit Come First - 1979
Adieux: A Farewell to Sartre - 1981
Letters to Sartre - 1990
A Transatlantic Love Affair: Letters to Nelson Algren - 1998




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