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Simone de Beauvoir
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The Second Sex (2012 edition), Random House LLC - ISBN: 9780307814531
Simone de Beauvoir
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As quoted in The Book of Positive Quotations (2007) by John Cook, p. 548
Simone de Beauvoir
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As quoted in The Book of Positive Quotations (2007) by John Cook, Steve Deger and Leslie Ann Gibson, p. 525
Simone de Beauvoir
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The Blood of Others [Le sang des autres] (1946)


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Born: January 9, 1908

Died: April 14, 1986 (aged 78)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Writer

Bio: Simone-Ernestine-Lucie-Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir, often shortened to Simone de Beauvoir, was a French existentialist philosopher, public intellectual, political activist, feminist theorist and social theorist. She did not consider herself a philosopher but she had a significant influence on feminist existentialism, and feminist theory.

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