The Second Sex Author:Simone de Beauvoir Simone de Beauvoir - born in Paris and educated at the Sorbonne, stands at the center of the French Existentialist 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, biolog... more »ical, even historical. The Second Sex is a total picture of what she has learned, observed, and thought. Written in French, translated and published in principal languages throughout the world, The Second Sex is the most penetrating, frank, and intimate book ever written about Woman.
"The healthiest, headiest, wealthiest and wisest book that has ever been written about women." -New York Herald Tribune« less