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Political Writings

Simone de Beauvoir, Margaret A. Simons, and Marybeth Timmermann

Abstract

This book offers an abundance of newly translated essays by the author that demonstrate a heretofore unknown side of her political philosophy. The book documents and contextualizes the author’s thinking, writing, public statements, and activities in the services of causes like French divorce law reform and the rights of women in the Iranian Revolution. It traces nearly three decades of her leftist political engagement, from exposés of conditions in fascist Spain and Portugal in 1945 and hard-hitting attacks on right-wing French intellectuals in the 1950s, to the 1962 defense of an Algerian fre ... More

Keywords: political philosophy, leftist politics, fascist Spain, Portugal, right-wing French, French intellectuals, freedom fighter, Djamila Boupacha, feminist activism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780252036941
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252036941.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simone de Beauvoir, author

Margaret A. Simons, editor
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Marybeth Timmermann, editor

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Contents

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Introduction

Margaret A. Simons

1 Political Reporting from Spain, Portugal, and the United States

Introduction

Eleanore Holveck

Four Days in Madrid

Simone de Beauvoir, translation and Notes by Marybeth Timmermann

Portugal Under the Salazar Regime

Simone de Beauvoir, translation and Notes by Marybeth Timmermann

Poetry and Truth of the Far West

Simone de Beauvoir, translation and Notes by Véronique Zaytzeff and Frederick M. Morrison

2 Must We Burn Sade?

Introduction

Debra Bergoffen

Must we burn sade?

Simone de Beauvoir, translation by Kim Allen Gleed, Marilyn Gaddis Rose, and Virginia Preston Notes by Lauren Guilmette

3 Right-Wing Thought Today

Introduction

Sonia Kruks

Right-Wing Thought Today

Simone de Beauvoir, translation by Véronique Zaytzeff and Frederick M. Morrison Notes by Véronique Zaytzeff, Frederick M. Morrison, Sonia Kruks, and Andrea Veltman

4 Merleau-Ponty and Pseudo-Sartreanism

Introduction

William Wilkerson

Merleau-Ponty and Pseudo-Sartreanism

Simone de Beauvoir, translation by Véronique Zaytzeff and Frederick M. Morrison Notes by Véronique Zaytzeff

5 Preface to Djamila Boupacha

Introduction

Julien S. Murphy

Preface to Djamila Boupacha

Simone de Beauvoir, translation and Notes by Marybeth Timmermann

6 In France Today, Killing Goes Unpunished

Introduction

Karen L. Shelby

In France Today, Killing Goes Unpunished

Simone de Beauvoir, translation and Notes by Marybeth Timmermann

7 Essays on Israel and the Holocaust

Introduction

Susan Rubin Suleiman

Preface to Treblinka

Simone de Beauvoir, translation by Marybeth Timmermann Notes by Michael Artime and Marybeth Timmermann

Syria and its Prisoners

Simone de Beauvoir, translation by Marybeth Timmermann Note by Michael Artime

Solidarity with Israel

Simone de Beauvoir, translation by Marybeth Timmermann Notes by Michael Artime

Preface to Shoah

Simone de Beauvoir, translation by Marybeth Timmermann Notes by Michael Artime

8 A Walk through the Land of Old Age

Introduction

Oliver Davis

A Walk Through the Land of Old Age

Marianne Ahrne, Simone de Beauvoir, Pépo Angel, and Bertrand Hurault. Directed by Marianne Ahrne, transcription by Justine Sarrot and Oliver Davis translation by Alexander Hertich