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Simone de Beauvoir
Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir
9 January 1908
|Died||14 April 1986
|Alma mater||University of Paris (B.A., M.A.)|
|Partner(s)||Jean-Paul Sartre (1929–1980; his death)
Nelson Algren (1947–64)
Claude Lanzmann (1952–59)
She wrote novels (stories in a book), articles about philosophy ways of thinking or ways of living, and politics, biographies (books about other people's lives) and an autobiography (a book about her life).
Her best known books are She Came to Stay and The Mandarins. Her best known writing about ideas is The Second Sex, which was written in 1949. It describes the bad experiences of women in European society, and suggests how women's lives can be improved.
Her full name was Simone Lucie-Ernestine-Marie-Bertrand de Beauvoir. She was born on January 9, 1908 in Paris. She studied mathematics and ways of thinking at the Institut Catholique. Then she studied literature and languages at the Institut Sainte-Marie. As well, she studied ways of thinking at the Sorbonne, which is at the University of Paris.
Her writing; personal life
In 1943, de Beauvoir published She Came to Stay, a story about her lover Jean-Paul Sartre (who was also a writer and a philosopher). Next, she wrote a novel called The Mandarins, which won prize.
In 1949, she wrote Le deuxième sexe. It was translated by Howard Parshley to The Second Sex. It describes the bad experiences of women in European society, and suggests how women's lives can be improved. The book also discussed ways of thinking about hard choices.
She died of pneumonia. She is buried next to Sartre at the Cimetière du Montparnasse in Paris.
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