Feminist Writings

Feminist Writings

Beauvoir Series

by Simone de Beauvoir

Edited by Margaret A. Simons and Marybeth Timmermann

Foreword by Sylvie Le Bon de Beauvoir

Published by: University of Illinois Press

328 pages, 152.00 x 229.00 x 0.00 mm

  • ISBN: 9780252085925
  • Published: February 2021

£18.99

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The philosopher's writings on, and engagement with, twentieth century feminism By turns surprising and revelatory, this sixth volume in the Beauvoir Series presents newly discovered writings and lectures while providing new translations and contexts for Simone de Beauvoir's more familiar writings. Spanning Beauvoir's career from the 1940s through 1986, the pieces explain the paradoxes in her political and feminist stances, including her famous 1972 announcement of a "conversion to feminism" after decades of activism on behalf of women. Feminist Writings documents and contextualizes Beauvoir's thinking, writing, public statements, and activities in the services of causes like French divorce law reform and the rights of women in the Iranian Revolution. In addition, the volume provides new insights into Beauvoir's complex thinking and illuminates her historic role in linking the movements for sexual freedom, sexual equality, homosexual rights, and women's rights in France.