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The Useless Mouths and Other Literary Writings$
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Simone de Beauvoir, Margaret A. Simons, and Marybeth Timmermann

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780252036347

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252036347.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

“Necessity but [unintelligible]”

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(p.329) Introduction
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The Useless Mouths and Other Literary Writings
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Meryl Altman

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252036347.003.0026

I started [writing] a vast novel; the heroine was to live through all my own experiences; she was to be awakened to the meaning of “the true life,” enter into conflict with her environment, then be disillusioned by everything: action, love, knowledge. I never knew what the ending was because I ran out of time and gave up halfway through....

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