The Second Sex Author:Simone De Beauvoir In The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir posed questions many men, and women, had yet to ponder when the book was released in 1953. "One wonders if women still exist, if they will always exist, whether or not it is desirable that they should ...," she says in this comprehensive treatise on women. She weaves together history, philosophy, e... more »conomics, biology, and a host of other disciplines to show women's place in the world and to postulate on the power of sexuality. This is a powerful piece of writing in a time before "feminism" was even a phrase, much less a movement.
Simone de Beauvoir--born in Paris and educated at the Sorbonne, stands at the center of the French Enlightenment movement along with her close companion, Jean-Paul Sartre. She has devoted her life to writing--producing novels, plays, travel books and essays. Simone de Beauvoir has explored every aspect of femininity---sexual, social, biological, even historical. The Second Sex is a total picture of what she has learned, observed, and thought.« less