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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

(p.99) What Love Is—and Isn’t
Feminist Writings

Simone de Beauvoir

Marybeth Timmermann

University of Illinois Press

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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