From the publisher: In 1947, Simone de Beauvoir met Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Nelson Algren in Chicago, and it was love at first sight. A passionate affair ensued, spanning twenty years and four continents in an era when a transatlantic flight took… More
From the publisher: Probably de Beauvoir’s strangest and most compelling novel, this is the captivating story of a beautiful young actress who revives a downcast stranger at a French resort. He becomes thoroughly attached to her and confides a… More
From the publisher: Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre formed one of the most famous literary couples of the twentieth century. Their relationship took on the quality of legend and served as a model of openness and honesty for countless men and women.… More
From the publisher: Simone de Beauvoir’s account of the last ten years of Jean-Paul Sartre’s life provides a focus for understanding one of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century. But the book, consisting of both a year-by-year account of… More
From the publisher: This is a collection of semi-autobiographical tales written when the author was only 30, before World War II. Each tale concerns a young woman struggling with the effects of a Catholic upbringing and with the stifling social demands of the… More
This is the fourth and final volume of Beauvoir’s four-part autobiography.
From the publisher: What do the words elderly, old, and aged really mean? How are they used by society, and how in turn do they define the generation that we are taught to respect and love but instead castigate and avoid? Most importantly, how is our… More
In three “immensely intelligent stories about the decay of passion” (The Sunday Herald Times), Simone de Beauvoir draws us into the lives of three women, all past their first youth, all facing unexpected crises.
From the publisher: 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”
In her 1947 book The Ethics of Ambiguity, Simone de Beauvoir outlines an existentialist ethics.
A discussion of American conservatism, the Federalist, and the problem of feminism with the Harvard government professor. The discussion on feminism begins at 1:01:29.
The British Academy Master-Mind Lecture delivered by Professor Toril Moi on March 20 2014 at the British Academy in London. Join Professor Moi as she discusses Simone de Beauvoir, a ‘Master-Mind’ in feminist theory. Author of The Second Sex… More
The symposium, held at Duke University in September 23, 2011, commemorated the 25th death anniversary of 20th century’s leading feminist theorist and philosopher Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986). Co-sponsored by the Program in Women’s Studies and the… More
Professor Mansfield was interviewed by Ms. Wolf about his book Manliness, published by Yale University Press. He explained that the book was his answer to the question, “What is manliness?” Using historical, philosophical, and political examples, he… More