America Day by Day

America Day by Day

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De Beauvoir travelled intrepidly from New York to Washington, San Francisco to Las Vegas, Chicago (where she met Nelson Algren) to New Orleans and the Deep South. Her account is packed with beautiful descriptions and penetrating observations about postwar American culture, food, and landscape - some of historical interest, some, which ring just as true today. De Beauvoir loved exploring the seamier side of cities - visiting drug dens in Chicago, smoking poet a bohemian parties in New York. She was shocked by the vast gulf between rich and proof everywhere in the country, and by segregation in the Deep South. "America Day by Day" is classic travel writing - vivid, personal, and inquisitive.
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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 26mm | 281.23g
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0753808595
  • 9780753808597

About Simone de Beauvoir

Simone Lucie-Ernestine-Marie-Bertrand de Beauvoir was born in 1908. She was a French writer and feminist, a member of the intellectual fellowship of philosopher-writers who have given a literary transcription to the themes of Existentialism. She is known primarily for her treatise Le Deuxieme Sexe, 2 vol (The Second Sex) a scholarly and passionate plea for the abolition of what she called the myth of the 'eternal feminine.' This seminal work became a classic of feminist literature. Schooled in private institutions, de Beauvoir attended the Sorbonne, where, in 1929, she passed her agregation in philosophy and met Jean-Paul Sartre, beginning a lifelong association with him. Her novels expound the major Existential themes, demonstrating her conception of the writer's commitment to the times, in addition to treating feminist issues, de Beauvoir was concerned with the issue of ageing, which she addressed in Une Mort tres douce (1964; A Very Easy Death). She died in 1986.
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