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

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780252036941

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252036941.001.0001

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In France Today, Killing Goes Unpunished

In France Today, Killing Goes Unpunished

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(p.287) In France Today, Killing Goes Unpunished
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Political Writings
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Simone de Beauvoir

, Marybeth Timmermann
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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252036941.003.0015

“One year suspended sentence and a 20,000 franc fine.” The accused, Mr. Bérion, bursts into tears. For what is he blamed? He has very simply set fifty-seven of his female workers on fire. Three are dead; the others are mutilated or disfigured forever. Such is bourgeois justice. The court found Mr. Bérion responsible for this tragedy by finding him guilty of “gross negligence” [...

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