The Second Sex
Newly translated and unabridged in English for the first time, Simone de Beauvoir’s masterwork is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of “woman,” and a groundbreaking exploration of inequality and otherness. This long-awaited new edition reinstates significant portions of the original... show more
Newly translated and unabridged in English for the first time, Simone de Beauvoir’s masterwork is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of “woman,” and a groundbreaking exploration of inequality and otherness. This long-awaited new edition reinstates significant portions of the original French text that were cut in the first English translation. Vital and groundbreaking, Beauvoir’s pioneering and impressive text remains as pertinent today as it was sixty years ago, and will continue to provoke and inspire generations of men and women to come.
Publish date: December 17th 1989
Pages no: 746
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Gender Studies
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...
I am actually rereading it - this new version contains many parts of the book which were originally omitted because it might be too shocking for past readers.
FINALLY, I finished it. This book seemed to take forever and I'm so glad I finished it. I was pretty much skim reading it by the end of it.It was a really interesting book and that's why I gave it 4/5 stars. The writing was really good and I was really captivated in the subject. It seemed to ramble ...
Lo sentí lento y un poco pesado. Muchos datos atemporales y ejemplos extremistas. Fuera de eso, me hizo reflexionar mucho sobre las vidas de mi abuela, de mi mamá y la mía propia. Muchas cosas me hicieron click. Vale la pena leerlo, quizá en pequeñas dosis (¿un capítulo a la vez?)
I read it when I was ten, just because it was on my mother's shelf, and of course at that age you find everything very thought-provoking, but I think I wouldn't like it now.Hm, don't remember right now how Adrian Mole liked it. =)