Farewell Book Club #26 / The Woman Destroyed-Simone de Beauvoir

April 30, 2017
7:00 pm
Big Medium

Farewell Book Club #26: 'THE WOMAN DESTROYED' by Simone de Beauvoir Join us Sunday evening, April 30th at 7 PM, for Farewell Book Club #26. This book club will meet at Big Medium Gallery! We will have special snacks and cocktails available. We will host a friendly and casual discussion for Simone de Beauvoir's 'THE WOMAN DESTROYED' *Copies of 'THE WOMAN DESTROYED' are available for purchase, delivery or pick-up at End of An Ear Records. Please e-mail farewellbooks@gmail.com for more purchasing info. Sunday, April 30th, 2017 / 7 PM Farewell Books at Big Medium Gallery 916 Springdale Rd #101, Austin, TX 78702 Free & Open to the public -------------------------------------------------------------- "There was once a man who lost his shadow. I forget what happened to him, but it was dreadful. As for me, I've lost my own image. I did not look at it often; but it was there, in the background, just as Maurice had drawn it for me. A straightforward, genuine, "authentic" woman, with out mean-mindedness, uncompromising, but at the same time understanding, indulgent, sensitive, deeply feeling, intensely aware of things and of people, passionately devoted to those she loved and creating happiness for them. A fine life, serene, full, "harmonious." It is dark: I cannot see myself anymore. And what do the others see? Maybe something hideous." THE WOMAN DESTROYED, First published in 1967, this book consists of three short novellas on the theme of women's vulnerability - in the first, to the process of ageing, in the second to loneliness, and, in the third, to the growing indifference of a loved one. -------------------------------------------------------------- Simone de Beauvoir b. January 9, 1908 was a French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist and social theorist. Though she did not consider herself a philosopher, she had a significant influence on both feminist existentialism and feminist theory. De Beauvoir wrote novels, essays, biographies, autobiography and monographs on philosophy, politics and social issues. She is known for her 1949 treatise The Second Sex, a detailed analysis of women's oppression and a foundational tract of contemporary feminism; and for her novels, including She Came to Stay and The Mandarins. She is also known for her open relationship with French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre.

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