Simone de Beauvoir

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The power of philosophy in prison | Letter
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Top 10 dissenting life stories | Sheila Rowbotham
From Doris Lessing’s frank memoirs of social change to less famous campaigners in decisive struggles, these accounts provide an inspiring look ‘into the window’ of history

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30, Nov, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Laila Shawa obituary
Palestinian pop artist whose work reflected the harsh political realities of her homeland

Oliver Basciano

24, Nov, 2022 @5:25 PM

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Siri Hustvedt: ‘I responded viscerally to De Beauvoir’s The Second Sex’
The US author on becoming a feminist, growing into Gertrude Stein, and the comfort of folk tales

Siri Hustvedt

26, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘My relationship with Simone de Beauvoir was unique. It cannot be reproduced. It was love’
As an autobiographical novel by the writer is published for the first time in English, her adopted daughter Sylvie Le Bon de Beauvoir talks about their bond

Kim Willsher

03, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Simone de Beauvoir's 'remarkable' letters to Violette Leduc sold at auction
Sotheby’s, which sold the 297 letters, says they reveal ‘a complex and ambiguous relationship where unrequited passion and mistrust mingle’

Sian Cain

16, Dec, 2020 @11:04 AM

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Top 10 books about great thinkers
From Kant’s routines to Frantz Fanon’s astonishing wartime work and Simone de Beauvoir’s vexed position in history, these books thread together ideas and the lives that animated them

Peter Salmon

18, Nov, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Intimate letters reveal Simone de Beauvoir’s role as an agony aunt
Inspired by the author’s unconventional love life, thousands of men and women wrote to ask for her advice on sex and sexuality, hidden letters reveal

Dalya Alberge

09, Aug, 2020 @8:10 AM

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Simone de Beauvoir's 'too intimate' novel to be published after 75 years
Les Inséparables, which depicts the writer’s passionate friendship with a girl who later died, was withheld during her lifetime

Alison Flood

29, Apr, 2020 @1:41 PM

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Parisian Lives by Deidre Bair review – deliciously indiscreet about Beckett and De Beauvoir
Buying drinks and rebuffing sexual advances ... the literary biographer reveals all about the process of writing two acclaimed lives

Kathryn Hughes

28, Feb, 2020 @8:58 AM

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Parisian Lives: Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir and Me review – a biographer’s voyage
In this gossipy, insightful memoir, biographer Deirdre Bair recalls how she won the trust of two famously guarded writers

Tim Adams

09, Feb, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Becoming Beauvoir by Kate Kirkpatrick review – philosopher and pioneer
The latest biography shines a spotlight on De Beauvoir’s views on the family and abortion, as well as her contrary relationship with feminism

Lara Feigel

24, Aug, 2019 @6:30 AM

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