Contingent Loves: Simone de Beauvoir and Sexuality Melanie C. Hawthorne

ISBN: 9780813919164

Published: March 29th 2000

Hardcover

208 pages


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Contingent Loves: Simone de Beauvoir and Sexuality  by  Melanie C. Hawthorne

Contingent Loves: Simone de Beauvoir and Sexuality by Melanie C. Hawthorne
March 29th 2000 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 208 pages | ISBN: 9780813919164 | 8.29 Mb

As the existentialist philosophers of mid-twentieth-century Paris famously asserted, a life can only be assessed fully after it has ended. Fitting, then, that since her death in 1986, the philosopher and novelist Simone de Beauvoir has been theMoreAs the existentialist philosophers of mid-twentieth-century Paris famously asserted, a life can only be assessed fully after it has ended.

Fitting, then, that since her death in 1986, the philosopher and novelist Simone de Beauvoir has been the subject of numerous attempts to evaluate her contributions to intellectual thought. With the uncovering of her early diaries and the recent publication of her passionate letters to Nelson Algren, she has become more than a towering figure of twentieth-century feminism.

She is at once an intensely human figure and a fertile field for application of various sexual constructs and for argument over feminist principles.Edited by Melanie C. Hawthorne, this volume brings into play a variety of fresh voices, from a Swedish novelist and advice columnist to an interdisciplinary theorist of decadence. The essays address the multitude of issues arising from the affective, personal, political, and sexual dimensions of Beauvoirs life and work.

Fifty years after the publication of The Second Sex, Contingent Loves offers a wide-ranging discussion of the immeasurable impact Simone de Beauvoir has had on feminist discourse.Contents: - Translation Effects: How Beauvoir Talks Sex in English, Luise Von Flotow, University of Ottawa - Variations on Triangular Relationships, Serge Julienne-Caffie, Philadelphia, Pa.

- Lecon de Philo/Lesson in Love: Simone de Beauvoirs Intellectual Passion and the Mobilization of Desire, Melanie C. Hawthorne, Texas A&M University - Sensuality and Brutality: Contradictions in Simone de Beauvoirs Writings about Sexuality, Asa Moberg, Sweden - Simone de Beauvoir and Nelson Algren: Self-Creation, Self-Contradiction, and the Exotic, Erotic Feminist Other, Barbara Klaw, Northern Kentucky University - Simone de Beauvoir on Henry de Montherlant: A Map of Misreading?

Richard J. Golsan, Texas A&M University - Le Prototype de la Fade Repetition: Beauvoir and Butler on the Work of Abjection in Repetitions and Reconfigurations of Gender, Liz Constable, University of California, Davis



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