Simone de Beauvoir. Vintage Books Random House. NRF essais in French. To illustrate man's experience of the "horror of feminine fertility", Beauvoir quotes the British Medical Journal of in which a member of the British Medical Association writes, "It is an indisputable fact that meat goes bad when touched by menstruating women.
This is a not-to-be-rushed book, one that really delivers the most when the reader can be deliberative. Work was not perfect, nor was it a solution to all problems, but it was the "first condition for women's independence," according to de Beauvoir. Top reviews from the United States.
I believe that this book is even more timely and significant today, than ever before. In any case, these notions of superiority of one system over another involve highly contestable theories concerning evolution. Despite living in France, de Beauvoir continued to read and examine the writings of prominent U.
Like Woolf, and a striking number of other great women writers,1 Beauvoir was childless. The Mandarins by Simone de Beauvoir. Pages with related products. I am thoroughly disappointed with the print quality of the text; particularly when the content of the text is so beautiful.
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