Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter

Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060825197
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A superb autobiography by one of the great literary figures of the twentieth century, Simone de Beauvoir's Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter offers an intimate picture of growing up in a bourgeois French family, rebelling as an adolescent against the conventional expectations of her class, and striking out on her own with an intellectual and existential ambition exceedingly rare in a young woman in the 1920s. She vividly evokes her friendships, love interests, mentors, and the early days of the most important relationship of her life, with fellow student Jean-Paul Sartre, against the backdrop of a turbulent political time.

The Prime of Life

Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher: Marlowe & Company
ISBN: 9781569249567
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The author recalls her life in Paris in the formative years of 1929 to 1944, telling of her relationship with Jean-Paul Sartre and of Parisian intellectual life of the 1930s and 1940s.

A Very Easy Death

Author: Simone De Beauvoir
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0307832198
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A Very Easy Death has long been considered one of Simone de Beauvoir’s masterpieces. The profoundly moving, day-by-day recounting of her mother’s death “shows the power of compassion when it is allied with acute intelligence” (The Sunday Telegraph). Powerful, touching, and sometimes shocking, this is an end-of-life account that no reader is likely to forget. From the Trade Paperback edition.

She Came to Stay

Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393318845
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Set in Paris on the eve of World War II and sizzling with love, anger, and revenge, She Came to Stay explores the changes wrought in the soul of a woman and a city soon to fall. Although Françoise considers her relationship with Pierre an open one, she falls prey to jealousy when the gamine Xavière catches his attention. The moody young woman from the countryside pries her way between Françoise and Pierre, playing up to each one and deviously pulling them apart, until the only way out of the triangle is destruction. "Behind the sympathy there is curiosity. . . . A writer whose tears for her characters freeze as they drop." -- Sunday London Times

Letters to Sartre

Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1611454980
Format: PDF
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In these letters, de Beauvoir tells Sartre everything, tracing the extraordinary complications of their triangular love life; they reveal her not only as manipulative and dependent, but also as vulnerable, passionate, jealous, and committed.

Simone de Beauvoir

Author: Deirdre Bair
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671741802
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Chronicles the life of the French writer, examining her roles as author, philosopher, feminist, and companion to Jean-Paul Sartre

A Cup of Sake Beneath the Cherry Trees

Author: Kenko
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141398264
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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'It is a most wonderful comfort to sit alone beneath a lamp, book spread before you, and commune with someone from the past whom you have never met...' Moonlight, sake, spring blossom, idle moments, a woman's hair - these exquisite reflections on life's fleeting pleasures by a thirteenth-century Japanese monk are delicately attuned to nature and the senses. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Yoshida Kenko (c. 1283-1352). Kenko's work is included in Penguin Classics in Essays in Idleness and Hojoki.

The Woman Destroyed

Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher: HarperPerennial
ISBN: 9780007204656
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First published in 1967, this book consists of three short novellas on the theme of women's vulnerability _ in the first, to the process of ageing, in the second to loneliness, and, in the third, to the growing indifference of a loved one.