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Published: 10 January 2008

362 Pages


ISBN: 9780199238712

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Simone de Beauvoir

The Making of an Intellectual Woman

Second Edition

Toril Moi

  • New edition of Toril Moi's landmark study of Simone de Beauvoir, leading feminist thinker and emblematic intellectual woman of the twentieth century
  • Essential reading for anyone with an interest Simone de Beauvoir - does justice both to her philosophical ideas and to the journey of her life
  • Through her analysis of Beauvoir's life and work Moi shows how difficult it was - and is - for women to be taken seriously as intellectuals
  • Published to mark the centenary of Simone de Beauvoir's birth in 2008

New to this Edition:

  • Moi provides a major new introduction in which she discusses Beauvoir's letters to her lovers Jacques-Laurent Bost and Nelson Algren, as well as her recently published student diaries from 1926-27, and brings her study up-to-date with recent developments in de Beauvoir studies