Flamingo., London This book has triggered a complete and unsatiable hunger for reading her work. Sollte Ihr Anliegen nicht dabei sein, finden Sie weitere Auskünfte zu Ihren Fragen auf unseren Serviceseiten. Condizione: Good. In the title story, the heroine's serenity is shattered when she learns that her husband is having an affair.
Innen sauber. Not only the MAIN focus is put on women and their thoughts, but it makes one wonder if the book itself could be so genius if not written by a female. In three “immensely intelligent stories about the decay of passion” (The Sunday Herald Times [London]), Simone de Beauvoir draws us into the lives of three women, all past their first youth, all facing unexpected crises. Start by marking “The Woman Destroyed” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Flamingo, Fontana., Glasgow Even though the protagonists are miserable at best most of the times, I feel like this book celebrates womanhood so beautifully. Although this book was published in 1967 (and the three pieces written at different times), the book this reminded me of most - almost serves as a precedent to - is Ferrante's, I am the type of person who loves characters above all. ― Simone de Beauvoir, quote from The Woman Destroyed “Fathers never have exactly the daughters they want because they invent a notion a them that the daughters have to conform to.” “There was once a man who lost his shadow. It's probably a bad choice, given the time in my life, to suffer through this honest little bit of literature, however now that I've started it's hard to stop. At the beginning of the story she has just seen her husband off on a flight to Rome where he has a conference. How the main character is unable to do anything but fall apart, while her husband cheats and lies. She wrote novels, monographs on philosophy, political and social issues, essays, biographies, and an autobiography. Where he had once admired the way she devoted herself to others, he now sees her dependence on others as rather pathetic. Soft cover. I think, I'll write about it in a week or two. I hope it doesn't ruin me. She taught at lycées in Marseille and Rousen from 1931 to 1937, and in Paris from 1938 to 1943. Enthralling as fiction, suffused with de Beauvoir's remarkable insights into women, The Woman Destroyed gives us a legendary writer at her best. HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, London, 1984. Overall, a fascinating read, but it could have been far more profound if de Beauvoir took up the challenge. Three stories. 'The Age of Discretion' deals with ageing, loss, and a woman's refusal to accept her son's career choice as she stares down the tunnel of age. Maurice grows increasingly irritated with her. trade paperback in very good + condition. Segnalaci il libro che stai cercando e non appena sarà disponibile su AbeBooks riceverai un e-mail di notifica. I somehow did not end up reading it even later in my adult years. US$9.95, US$12.33