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Becoming Beauvoir

A Life

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Becoming Beauvoir by Kate Kirkpatrick
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`One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman', wrote Simone de Beauvoir. This is a woman who was also to become a philosopher, a novelist, an existentialist, and a feminist icon. Her novels won prestigious literary prizes and The Second Sex transformed the way we think about sex and gender. She was also the long-term lover of Jean-Paul Sartre, but it was to film-maker Claude Lanzmann that she wrote `You are my destiny, my eternity, my life ...' in letters which only came to light in 2018. Kate Kirkpatrick draws on previously unavailable diaries and letters, including those written to Lanzmann. The new personal details about her life revealed for the first time by the book can only deepen the mystery and our fascination with her. Why did this `feminist icon' edit her image so much? Why did she lie about her relationship with Sartre so often, or claim not to be a philosopher? Perhaps with so much that's new here we'll get a little closer to understanding who Beauvoir really was.

Author Biography

Kate Kirkpatrick is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire, UK and Lecturer in Theology at St Peter's College, University of Oxford, UK. Kirkpatrick is the author of Sartre and Theology (Bloomsbury, 2017).
Release date NZ
June 13th, 2019
Pages
240
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN-13
9781350047174
Product ID
28051521

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