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    DescriptionNewly translated and unabridged in English for the first time, Simone de Beauvoir's masterwork is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of "woman," and a groundbreaking exploration of inequality and otherness. This long-awaited new edition reinstates significant portions of the original French text that were cut in the first English translation. Vital and groundbreaking, Beauvoir's pioneering and impressive text remains as pertinent today as it was sixty years ago, and will continue to provoke and inspire generations of men and women to come.


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    Title
    The Second Sex
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simone de Beauvoir, Translated by Constance Borde, Translated by Sheila Malovany-Chevallier
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 832
    Width: 133 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 37 mm
    Weight: 576 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780307277787
    ISBN 10: 030727778X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JFSJ1
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Ingram Subject Code: GS
    Libri: I-GS
    LC classification: HQ
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25200
    BISAC V2.8: SOC010000
    Abridged Dewey: 305
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 17
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 53
    BISAC V2.8: SOC028000
    DC22: 305.401
    B&T Approval Code: A10404500
    BISAC V2.8: PHI006000
    B&T Approval Code: A10406800
    DC21: 305.401
    Thema V1.0: JBSF1
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    03 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Simone de Beauvoir was born in Paris in 1908. In 1929 she became the youngest person ever to obtain the "agregation" in philosophy at the Sorbonne, placing second to Jean-Paul Sartre. She taught at lycees at Marseille and Rouen from 1931 to 1937, and in Paris from 1938 to 1943. After the war, she emerged as one of the leaders of the existentialist movement, working with Sartre on "Les Temps Modernes." The author of several books, including "The Mandarins "(1957), which was awarded the Prix Goncourt, Beauvoir was one of the most influential thinkers of her generation. She died in 1986. Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier, both American, are longtime residents of France and former teachers at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris. Judith Thurman, author of "Isak Dinesen" and "Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette, " is a staff writer at "The New Yorker."
    Review quote
    "The effect of the new translation, which should be applauded, is to make Beauvoir more herself. . . still lively, still apropos." --Slate "This is the edition Beauvoir herself would have wanted, one so true to the original that we can hear her voice in the text. Borde and Malovany-Chevallier's new translation is long overdue, and it is a triumph." --Margaret Simons, Distinguished Research Professor Emerita, Southern Illinois University "[Borde and Malovany-Chevallier's translation] can be read with confidence, enlightenment, and pleasure. . . . A significant step forward and a remarkable achievement. So if you're one of those people who always meant to read "The Second Sex"--why not now?" --Women's Review of Books "From Eve's apple to Virginia Woolf's room of her own, Beauvoir's treatise remains an essential rallying point, urging self-sufficiency and offering the fruit of knowledge." --"Vogue" "[A] long-awaited achievement." -"Book Bench," newyorker.com