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Editorial

John Gillespie and Katherine Morris

the concept of reciprocity. It is a cautionary tale, since Genet never finds it. Significantly, Kirkpatrick attributes its appearance as evidence of the influence of Beauvoir's early writings from Pyrrhus and Cinéas onwards and draws attention to the

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John Gillespie and Katherine Morris

ontologically and congenitally disposed to bad faith’. This issue also contains three reviews of a more usual sort. Liesbeth Schoonheim, reviewing both Kate Kirkpatrick's Becoming Beauvoir: A Life and Simone de Beauvoir's Diary of a Philosophy Student

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Editorial, SSI Summer 2023

John Gillespie and Katherine Morris

raising a few critical questions, Kirkpatrick still finds this a thought-provoking book. Kirkpatrick also reviews Meryl Altman's Beauvoir in Time (Leiden: Brill Rodopi, 2020), ‘a substantial contribution to Beauvoir scholarship and to feminist

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Autobiography, Anthropology

A Personal Historical Recollection

Judith Okely

Sorbonne in Paris to study a course prepared for foreigners. I stayed in a cheap hostel. Independently, I read the works of Simone de Beauvoir, especially Le deuxième sexe (1949). She converted me to feminism. Years later, in 1986, I published a book on

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Sartre in Austria

Boycott, Scandals, and the Fight for Peace

Juliane Werner

participants are said to have no close connection to Communism; Sartre, for his part, notices “only a few Communists.” 5 Simone de Beauvoir’s recollections suggest only 20 percent. As its name indicates, the Congress’s declared aim is to contribute to the

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Book Reviews

John Gillespie, Kyle Shuttleworth, Nik Farrell Fox, and Mike Neary

. Feminist criticism focused on Beauvoir's influence and Sartre's so-called sexism, while Derrida's deconstructive philosophy was seen to undermine Sartre's confidence in language and human reality. However, modern advocates of the ‘new Sartre’ see the study

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Editorial

John Gillespie and Sarah Richmond

, looks at desire and sadism, examining the latter’s patterns in his sexual relationships, and finding a move towards Simone de Beauvoir’s position as expressed in her book on Sade about the ‘ambiguous unity’ of the sexual relationship. Freedom, counter

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Thomas Meagher and Farhang Erfani

felt. Many pertinent terms, e.g., bad faith, are conspicuously absent. Ambiguity plays a vital role in the argument—“the name of the game” (226)—but, despite Beauvoir's crucial presence in this work, ambiguity is divorced from its existentialist

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Authentic Love and the Mother-Child Relationship

Catrin Gibson

the mother-child relationship is better described by Simone de Beauvoir’s second moment of intentionality, the desire to disclose Being. 24 Contra Sartre, Beauvoir postulates two moments of intentionality in the original upsurge of consciousness

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Editorial

David Detmer and John Ireland

persuasively be linked to the composition of Bariona , his first important play. Gilbert makes the case that the work of Simone de Beauvoir, especially her autobiographical writings, her letters to Sartre, and her published conversations with him, are