Simone de Beauvoir was a French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist, and social theorist. Her 1949 book The Second Sex is a landmark work in modern feminist theory. She wrote dozens of novels, memoirs, and critical studies, which won numerous prestigious awards, including the Prix Goncourt for her 1954 book The Mandarins. She died in Paris in 1986.
“Being Single Is Not a Vocation”: On Simone de Beauvoir’s “Inseparable”
A novel about female friendship that Beauvoir wrote in 1954 is now available in the US in English....