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Domhnall rated it 5 years ago
This translation, by Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevalier, published in 2011, is the best of two available English translations from the original French and the alternative translation by H.M.Parshley in 1953 is a disgrace, which abridged, simplified and often mistranslated the original...
Elham rated it 8 years ago
Read the 'Woman destroyed'.
Leopard rated it 9 years ago
[This book has been translated into English with the title Pyrrhus and Cineas.] In his Life of Pyrrhus, Plutarch tells us how Pyrrhus' advisor, Cineas, in order to dissuade him from an overly ambitious plan (the conquest of Italy), asked Pyrrhus, "Then what will you do?" "Then I will take Sici...
Leopard rated it 9 years ago
L’homme est une passion inutile. - Jean-Paul Sartre, L’Etre et le Néant (1943) Le propre de toute morale c'est de considérer la vie humaine comme une partie que l'on peut gagner ou perdre, et d'enseigner à l'homme le moyen de gagner. - Simone de Beauvoir, Pour une morale de l'ambiguïté (1947) ...
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Chris' Fish Place rated it 9 years ago
De Beauvoir’s look at revenge and punishment. After the Liberation of France, there were reprisals against those who had aided the Nazis in any way as well as those who associated it. It’s true that many people escaped such nets Chanel. Beauvoir mediates about what drives people to...
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