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Beauvoir, Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de

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Born: 1908 AD
Died: 1986 AD, at 78 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Essayists

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French author and philosopher.

 

1908 - Born on the 9th of January in Paris, France.

 

Studied mathematics at the Institut Catholique and literature/languages at the Institut Sainte-Marie, then philosophy at the Sorbonne.

 

1929 - She gave a presentation on Leibniz and was thereafter pursued by Jean-Paul Sartre.

 

Beauvoir was huge on existentialism about mainly thinking for ones self and being an individual like what we practice here today in America. Another big thing on Beauvoir's list was feminism.

 

1943 - Published She Came to Stay, a fictionalized chronicle of her and Sartre's relationship with Olga Kosakiewicz and Wanda Kosakiewicz.

 

1944 - Wrote Pyrrhus et Cinéas, a discussion of an existential ethics.

 

1949 - Wrote novel The Second Sex, a detailed analysis of women's oppression and a foundational tract of contemporary feminism.

 

1953 - Novel "Les Mandarins"  (Prix Goncourt 1954).

 

1979 - She published When Things of the Spirit Come First.

 

1981 - Wrote La Cérémonie Des Adieux (A Farewell to Sartre), a painful account of Sartre's last years.

 

1986 - Died on 14th of April due to her dependancy to acholhol and drugs and eventually caused her mental and physical breakdown.

 

 

 


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