Simone de Beauvoir

(1908—1986) French existentialist philosopher, novelist, and feminist

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French novelist and essayist whose novels reflect the major preoccupations of the existentialist movement. Perhaps her greatest impact on English literature was through her seminal feminist work Le Deuxième sexe (1949; as The Second Sex, 1953). See Feminist Criticism.

Subjects: Literature.

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