TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR (1908)

Graves of Sartre and Beauvoir

Graves of Sartre and Beauvoir (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

Simone de Beauvoir (1908)

 

De Beauvoir was a prominent French writer and feminist, as well as a leading existentialist. Among her most celebrated works is the profound analysis of the status of women The Second Sex, which was completed in 1950 and has become a classic of feminist literature. De Beauvoir is also noted for her lifelong polyamorous relationship with famed existentialist thinker Jean-Paul Sartre, whom she met while studying at the Sorbonne. What had de Beauvoir wanted to do with her life until age 14? More… Discuss

 

 

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