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Memoirs of a dutiful daughter

By: Beauvoir, Simone de Kirkup, James(Translated by)

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series
0141185333 / 9780141185330
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Reprint. This translation originally published: Cleveland, Ohio: Deutsch; London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1959.

A superb autobiography by one of the great literary figures of the twentieth century, "Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter" offers an intimate picture of growing up in a bourgeois French family, rebelling as an adolescent against the conventional expectations of her class, and striking out on her own with an intellectual and existential ambition exceedingly rare in a young woman in the 1920s.

Simone de Beavoir describes her early life, from her birth in Paris in 1908 to her student days at the Sorbonne, where she met Jean-Paul Sartre - 'the dream-companion I had longed for since I was fifteen'.


2ACG German, 2ADF French, BG Biography: general, DSBH Literary studies: from c 1900 -, DSK Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

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