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

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780252039003

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252039003.001.0001

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What Love Is—and Isn’t

What Love Is—and Isn’t

Chapter:
(p.99) What Love Is—and Isn’t
Source:
Feminist Writings
Author(s):

Simone de Beauvoir

Marybeth Timmermann

Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252039003.003.0014

Why do you fall in love? Nothing is more simple. You fall in love because you are young, because you are growing old, because you are old; because spring is fading, because autumn is beginning; from excess energy, from fatigue; from gaiety, from boredom; because someone loves you, because he does not love you. … I find too many answers: perhaps the question is not so simple, after all....

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