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Sex, Love, and Letters: Writing Simone de Beauvoir

Judith G. Coffin

Abstract

When this book's author discovered a virtually unexplored treasure trove of letters to Simone de Beauvoir from Beauvoir's international readers, it inspired the author to explore the intimate bond between the famed author and her reading public. This correspondence, at the heart of the book, immerses us in the tumultuous decades from the late 1940s to the 1970s — from the painful aftermath of World War II to the horror and shame of French colonial brutality in Algeria and through the dilemmas and exhilarations of the early gay liberation and feminist movements. The letters provide a glimpse in ... More

Keywords: Simone de Beauvoir, authors, letters, audience, François Mauriac, Betty Friedan, Jean-Paul Sartre, letter writers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501750540
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501750540.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Judith G. Coffin, author
University of Texas at Austin