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Simone de Beauvoir

Activist, Author (9-Jan-1908 — 14-Apr-1986)


Carol Ascher. Simone DeBeauvoir: A Life of Freedom. Boston: Beacon Press. 1981.

Deirdre Bair. Simone de Beauvoir: A Biography. Summit Books. 1990. 718pp.

Valérie Baisnée. Gendered Resistance: The Autobiographies of Simone de Beauvoir, Maya Angelou, Janet Frame and Marguerite Duras. Rodopi. 1997. 176pp.

Laurie Corbin. The Mother Mirror: Self-Representation and the Mother-Daughter Relation in Colette, Simone de Beauvoir, and Marguerite Duras. Peter Lang. 2001. 169pp.

Kate Fullbrook; Edward Fullbrook. Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre: The Remaking of a Twentieth-Century Legend. New York: Harper Collins Canada. 1994.

Sara Heinämaa. Toward a Phenomenology of Sexual Difference: Husserl, Merleau-Ponty, Beauvoir. Rowman & Littlefield. 2003. 159pp.

Leah Dianne Hewitt. Autobiographical Tightropes: Simone de Beauvoir, Nathalie Sarraute, Marguerite Duras, Monique Wittig, and Maryse Condé. University of Nebraska Press. 1990. 259pp.

Bethany Ladimer. Colette, Beauvoir, and Duras: Age and Women Writers. University Press of Florida. 1999. 235pp.

Toril Moi. Simone de Beauvoir: The Making of an Intellectual Woman. Blackwell Publishing. 1994. 324pp.

Hazel Rowley. Tete-A-Tete: Simone De Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre. Harper Collins. 2005.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

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  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.51)

  7. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.55)

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.397)

  9. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.60)

  10. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.23)

  11. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.43)

  12. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.36)

  13. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.35)

  14. Who's Who in Lesbian & Gay Writing (p.16)

  15. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.86)

  16. Twentieth Century Authors, First Supplement (p.59)

  17. Public Intellectuals: A Study in Decline (p.194)

  18. International Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.133)

  19. International Who's Who 1960 (p.67)

  20. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English (p.74)

  21. Northeastern Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.153)

  22. Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States (p.100)

  23. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.51)

  24. Legends in Their Own Time (p.63)

  25. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.27)

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