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eBook Modern Classics Prime Of Life (Penguin Modern Classics) ePub
Author: Beauvoir Simone De
Language: English
ISBN: 0140087575
ISBN13: 978-0140087574
Publisher: Penguin Classic; Reprint edition (September 2, 1986)
Pages: 608
Subcategory: Biography
Rating: 4.7
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Simone de Beauvoir, 1908 - 1986 Simone de Beauvoir was born January 9, 1908 in Paris, France to a respected bourgeois family. Her father was a lawyer, her mother a housewife, and together they raised two daughters to be intelligent, inquisitive individuals. de Beauvoir attended the elementary school Cours Desir in 1913, then L'Institute Sainte Nary under the tutelage of Robert Garric, followed by the Institute Catholique in Paris, before finally attending the Sorbonne, where she graduated from in 1929.

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Pages and edges are lightly tanned due to age, but still firm, clean and unmarked. Tight binding; very light edge and corner wear from shelving and storage. Excellent reading condition.

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In "The Prime of Life" Beauvoir vividly recounts her experiences between 1930 to 1944. It picks up from where "A Dutiful Daughter" stops and ends with the liberation of France.

On a frivolous note, about a 1/3rd of this book is just about Beauvoir hiking and biking across Europe. She loved to travel and recounts all of her summer vacations. She rarely talks about her teaching. She enjoyed teaching but found it to be more of a means to an end.

There are three important parts in this book. First, her relationship with Sartre and the other intellectuals around here. She gives very detailed accounts of her relationships with others and how that effected her thinking. Sartre is such a central part of her life that he is mentioned on almost every page. Second, her process as a writer and intellectual. She describes her influences and the process of working in detail. She had two failed novel before finally completing "She Came to Stay". Third, her account of the changing times is very interesting. In the pre-war years her opinions, and the opinions of the political groups around her, changed frequently. During war France was in a near famine state and it required significant cooperation among friends to just stay alive. Beauvoir lost 17lbs at the start of the occupation.

This autobiography is not completely unfiltered. Beauvoir leaves out most of the more embarrassing gossip about her friends. She almost never talks about her sex life (It probably takes up 4-5 sentences in the entire book). Beauvoir tries to be as honest as possible in her recollection but is not always completely revealing with things that many might find interesting.

Beauvoir lived an amazing life and this book is must read for her fans. Anyone interested in the cultivation of an intellectual will enjoy this.
She may be an antique but she takes you through a lively story of her life in a very restricted, conventional world--a world she must break away from. We take our social freedoms for granted today. Simone had to fight for hers and was finally rewarded. In the end she did it alone--without a man to lean on. A good book for young women who feel they are being held back. Simone
will always be dear to me. From this detailed autobiography I feel as though she was an old friend of mine.
It was just what I expected ♡
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Simone-Ernestine-Lucie-Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir (1908-1986), was a French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist, and social theorist. This is the second of four volumes of her autobiography; the other volumes are Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter by Beauvoir, Simone De; Beauvoir, Simone de published by Harper & Row Paperback,Force of circumstance, and All Said And Done: The Fourth Volume Of The Autobiography Of Simone De Beauvoir.

She reports about Sartre: "he kept himself detached enough from the event to try and catch it in words. On several occasions he explained to me that this was the only attitude a writer could possibly take. If you feel nothing, you cannot write at all; but if... you are so overcome by feelings of joy or horror that you cannot control them, then you are no longer able to give them adequate expression." (Pg. 37)

She explains, "We thrashed out our ideas and impressions with indefatigable zeal, and were never satisfied until we had reached some agreement. Generally Sartre would propose a 'theory,' which I would criticize and modify; sometimes I rejected it altogether, and prevailed upon him to revise it." (Pg. 118) She adds, "My own prime allegiance was to life, to the here-and-now reality, while for Sartre literature came first. Still, since I wanted to write and he enjoyed living, we seldom came into open conflict." (Pg. 119)

She asks, "Why was I not tempted to try my hand at philosophical writing? Sartre had declared that my grasp of philosophical doctrines... was quicker and more precise than his own. The truth was that he tended to interpret them according to his own hypotheses... I possessed both considerable powers of assimilation and a well-developed critical sense; and philosophy was for me a living reality, which gave me never-failing satisfaction." (Pg. 178) Once Sartre told he with sudden vehemence, "'why don't you put YOURSELF into your writing? You're more interesting than all these Renees and Lisas.' ... 'I'd never dare to do that,' I said. To put my raw, undigested self into a book, to lose perspective, compromise myself---no, I couldn't to it, I found the whole idea terrifying. 'Screw up your courage,' Sartre told me, and he kept pressing the point." (Pg. 251-252)

She argues, "Have I ever written that women were the same as men?... my main purpose has been to isolate and identify my own particular brand of femininity... women experience a greater need for a stable firmament above their heads than men do... Therefore it suited me to live with a man whom I regarded as my superior... I did not deny my femininity, any more than I took it for granted: I simply ignored it. I had the same freedoms and responsibilities as men did. I was spared the curse... of dependence... my feminine status has been for me neither an embarrassment nor an alibi... it is a given condition of my life, not an explanation of it." (Pg. 291-292)

Beauvoir's autobiography increases its interest with each volume, and this is a singular portrait of an important intellectual period.
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