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Date & Time
April 8, 2010 -
4:15pm to 6:15pm
Levinthal Hall
424 Santa Teresa St
94305 Stanford , CA
California US

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The Second Sex: A Talk on the New Translation Featuring Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier


Newly translated by Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier and unabridged in English for the first time, Simone de Beauvoir’s masterwork weaves together history, philosophy, economics, biology, and a host of other disciplines to analyze the Western notion of “woman” and to postulate on the power of sexuality. "The Second Sex" became the catalyst of the feminist movement. Borde and Malovany-Chevallier will discuss the elements of the translation, their faithfulness to the French text, and overall how they put back Simone de Beauvoir the philosopher, sorely absent from the first translation. Free and open to all.