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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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Notes for a Novel

Notes for a Novel

(p.355) Notes for a Novel
The Useless Mouths and Other Literary Writings

Simone de Beauvoir

Sarah Gendron

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, Sarah Gendron

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Meryl Altman

Sylvie Le Bon de Beauvoir

University of Illinois Press


3rd part: decides to write—8 days pass: realizes as she sets herself before

her table that she has not made up her mind—had thought she would

write who she was and that the act of writing would express a being against

which she could do nothing—realizes that she is free to choose herself...

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