Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)
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Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)

(author), (translator)
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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 22/02/2001
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A superb autobiography by one of the great literary figures of the twentieth century, Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter offers an intimate picture of growing up in a bourgeois French family, rebelling as an adolescent against the conventional expectations of her class, and striking out on her own with an intellectual and existential ambition exceedingly rare in a young woman in the 1920s. Simone de Beavoir describes her early life, from her birth in Paris in 1908 to her student days at the Sorbonne, where she met Jean-Paul sartre - 'the dream-companion I had longed for since I was fifteen'.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141185330
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 269 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The graciously written memoirs carry distinct appeal in recording the emotional and intellectual birth pangs of a fascinating woman."-- "Time""This excellent autobiography...of the bending of the twig is, in certain respects, more sympathetic than the later leafings of the tree; but the line between the child Simone and the woman of "The Second Sex" and "The Mandarins" is direct and clear."-- Joan Brace, "Chicago Sunday Times""It is a book that will leave no one indifferent, and no one affected in quite the same way."-- Elizabeth Janeway, "New York Times""This is perhaps the best piece of writing Mlle. de Beauvoir has yet done; the translator does it justice."-- Germaine Bref, "Saturday Review"
This is perhaps the best piece of writing Mlle. de Beauvoir has yet done; the translator does it justice. --Saturday Review
[Beauvoir s] graciously written memoirs carry distinct appeal in recording the emotional and intellectual birth pangs of a fascinating woman. --Time
It is a book that will leave no one indifferent, and no one affected in quite the same way. --New York Times
"[Beauvoir's] graciously written memoirs carry distinct appeal in recording the emotional and intellectual birth pangs of a fascinating woman."--Time
"It is a book that will leave no one indifferent, and no one affected in quite the same way."--New York Times
"This is perhaps the best piece of writing Mlle. de Beauvoir has yet done; the translator does it justice."--Saturday Review

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