Moi, Toril. Feminist Theory and Simone de Beauvoir. Oxford: Blackwell, 1990.
From the publisher:
Toril Moi has rapidly acquired a powerful reputation for her lucid, and controversial interventions in feminist debates. This book gives an overview of her intellectual career and an insight into her current work, centering on the writings of Simone de Beauvoir. It includes a substantial presentation of her work as author of “Sexual/Textual Politics” and editor of “The Kristeva Reader” and “French Feminist Thought”. Moi examines the hostile reception of the works of Simone de Beauvoir, and presents a reading of the conflicting textual effects of Beauvoir’s acclaimed short story, “The Woman Destroyed”.