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Simone de Beauvoir

"Simone de Beauvoir was a French author and philosopher. She wrote novels, monographs on philosophy, politics, and social issues, essays, biographies, and an autobiography. She is now best known for her metaphysical novels, including She Came to Stay and The Mandarins, and for her 1949 treatise The Second Sex, a detailed analysis of women's oppression and a foundational tract of contemporary feminism."

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Nurgul Tokzhanovahas quoted2 years ago
Beauvoir’s singular brilliance was apparent from a young age to her teachers, and to herself. An insatiable curiosity and a prodigious capacity for synthetic reading and analysis (a more inspired grind may never have existed) nourished her drive
Nurgul Tokzhanovahas quoted2 years ago
She had a sense of inferiority, it would appear, only in relation to Jean-Paul Sartre
Nurgul Tokzhanovahas quoted2 years ago
Sartre was never the most compelling of her lovers, but they recognized that each possessed something uniquely necessary to the other
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