Dating from her years as a philosophy student at the Sorbonne, this is the 1926-27 diary of the teenager who would become the famous French philosopher, author, and feminist, Simone de Beauvoir. Written years before her first meeting with Jean-Paul Sartre, these diaries reveal previously unknown details about her life and offer critical insights into her early philosophy and literary works. Presented here for the first time in translation and fully annotated, the diary is completed by essays from Barbara Klaw and Margaret A. Simons that address its philosophical, historical, and literary significance. The volume represents an invaluable resource for tracing the development of Beauvoir\u2019s independent thinking and influence on the world.
Barbara Klaw is a professor of French at Northern Kentucky University. She is the author of Le Paris de Simone de Beauvoir (Syllepse, 1999) and numerous articles in scholarly journals and books.
Analysis of Claude Bernard's Introduction to the study of experimental medicine1924; Two unpublished chapters from She came to stay 1935-37; Pyrrhus and Cineas 1944; A review of Phenomenology of Perception by Merleau-Ponty 1945; Moral idealisme and political realism 1945; Existentialism and popular wisdom 1945; Jean-Paul Sartre 1945; An eye for an eye 1946; Literature and metaphysics 1946; Introduction to an ethics of ambiguity 1946; An existentialist looks at Americans 1947; What is existentialism? 1947