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My Life by Simone de Beauvoir (2 Volumes) : Feminist Activist Autobiography 1963

My Life by Simone de Beauvoir (2 Volumes) : Feminist Activist Autobiography 1963

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My Life

By Simone De Beauvoir

Volume 1: Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter
Volume 2: The Prime of Life

Published by Readers Union, London, 1963. Two volumes. Hardback books with unclipped dust jackets, 8vo, with 368 + 479 pages.


Both volumes in good clean condition and both in good clean and unclipped dust jackets. Pages clean throughout. No writing or names. Overall very good.

Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir
(9 January 1908 – 14 April 1986) was a French existentialist philosopher, writer, social theorist, and feminist activist. Though she did not consider herself a philosopher, and even though she was not considered one at the time of her death, she had a significant influence on both feminist existentialism and feminist theory.

Beauvoir wrote novels, essays, biographies, autobiographies, and monographs on philosophy, politics, and social issues. She was known for her 1949 treatise The Second Sex, a detailed analysis of women's oppression and a foundational tract of contemporary feminism; and for her novels, including She Came to Stay (1943) and The Mandarins (1954). Her most enduring contribution to literature is her memoirs, notably the first volume, "Mémoires d'une jeune fille rangée" (1958), which has a warmth and descriptive power. She won the 1954 Prix Goncourt, the 1975 Jerusalem Prize, and the 1978 Austrian State Prize for European Literature. She was also known for her open, lifelong relationship with French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre.
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