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Hardback 786 Pages / Published: 18/03/1993
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THE SECOND SEX is a hymn to human freedom and a classic of the existentialist movement. It also has claims to be the most important s ingle book in the history of feminism. In the forty years since its publication De Beauvoir's then revolutionary thesis - that the subordination of women is not a fact of nature but the product of social conditioning has become part of our everyday thinking.

Publisher: Everyman
ISBN: 9781857151374
Number of pages: 786
Weight: 875 g
Dimensions: 210 x 137 x 45 mm


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Praise from the UK for the new edition of "The Second Sex"
"[A] masterpiece. . . . Restores essential passages that have been missing for 60 years." --"The Times"
"Groundbreaking. . . . A fresh, much expanded, more intelligible book which repays re-reading by adherents of the old version, and cries out for attention from young women who have not been exposed to this most powerful of feminist thinkers. "The Second Sex" [is] the foundation text of second-wave feminism. It is probably the most important and influential philosophical treatise of the 20th century." --"The Irish Times"
""The Second Sex" is an inquiry into a subject with profound implications for the entire human race, and its ideas are as fresh and inspiring as they were when [Beauvoir] began work. . . . Now Beauvoir's great work is available in a full English translation for the f

"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," newyorke

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“The Second Sex”

Paperback edition
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“Calling all human beings!”

Well. I'm not exactly sure how I feel about this book. On the one hand it is generally well written, on the whole fairly easy to read and very thorough but on the other there are some aspects that are slightly... More

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