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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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(p.213) Introduction
The Useless Mouths and Other Literary Writings

Terry Keefe

University of Illinois Press

In 1992 the French journal Roman 20–50. Revue d’étude du roman du XXe siècle printed a previously unpublished story of some 21,000 words by Simone de Beauvoir, which receives no explicit mention in her memoirs.1 The editor of the journal issue and of Beauvoir’s text, Jacques Deguy, suggests that “Malentendu à Moscou” (“Misunderstanding in Moscow”) was due to be included in the collection of short stories ...

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