Friday, March 11, 2016

Simone de Beauvoir ThThe Story Behind Simone de Beauvoir’s ‘The Second Sex,’ the Most Influential Work of Existentialism

Simone de Beauvoir

With characteristic erudition, accessibility, intellectual seriousness, and good humor, Sarah Bakewell’s robust new history of existentialism, At the Existentialist Café, traces the history of the movement. In the below excerpt, Bakewell explores Simone de Beauvoir’s revolutionary The Second Sex, which, as she explains, is existentialism’s most important and influential work.
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