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Handwritten letter from Simone de Beauvoir to Marie-Jo Bonnet

Handwritten letter from Simone de Beauvoir to Marie-Jo Bonnet

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Poetic letter from the controversial pioneer of the feminist movement, Simone de Beauvoir, to another committed writer.

  • Handwritten letter from Simone de Beauvoir to Marie-Jo Bonnet.
  • One page.
  • In French.
  • 21 cm x 26.8 cm.
  • No information about date and location.
  • Excellent condition.
  • Unique piece.

Extracts

(...) I walked a lot, I love this country and the cicadas: they say they die from singing all day, it's a song of love that kills them.

Simone de Beauvoir is one of the most important writers in French literature, read and studied in universities around the world. Her best-known book, The Second Sex, is considered the bible of contemporary feminism. Despite being raised very religiously by her family, she became an atheist and, since her adolescence, developed avant-garde and controversial theories (marriage, abortion, euthanasia, etc.) in favor of the freedom and autonomy of people, especially women. . She was also famous for her intellectual and loving relationship with another immense French philosopher, Jean-Paul Sartre.

Marie-Jo Bonnet, a women's historian and recipient of this letter, said of her: "When I met Simone de Beauvoir in 1971 in the MLF (Women's Liberation Movement), she made our generation dream. She was the very example of the free woman who refused to marry and have children, living an equal relationship with Sartre."

A small, simple yet poetic letter from a monument of world literature.

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