Prime of Life (1929-1944)



Prime of Life (1929-1944) The author recalls her life in Paris in the formative years of 1929 to 1944, telling of her relationship with Jean-Paul Sartre and of Parisian intellectual life of the 1930s and 1940s. Free Read Prime of Life (1929-1944) Author Simone de Beauvoir For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 479 pages
  • Prime of Life (1929-1944)
  • Simone de Beauvoir
  • English
  • 21 November 2018
  • 1569249563

15 thoughts on “Prime of Life (1929-1944)

  1. Kristen says:

    If volume one of her memoirs made me fall completely in love with Simone de Beauvoir, then volume two is what always comes afterward, where those endearing quirks are seen for the faults they are, which doesn t make one love her any less, perhapseven If you re looking for the dirt, this autobiography is hardly forthcoming, but she does offer some explanation of her emotions and motives, if you read between the lines, though she never mentions any juicy personal details, which might make If volume one of her memoirs made me fall completely in love with Simone de Beauvoir, then volume two is what always comes afterward, where those endearing quirks are seen for the faults they are, which doesn t make one love her any less, perhapseven If you re looking for the dirt, this autobiography is hardly forthcoming, but she does offer some explanation of her emotions and motives, if you read between the lines, though she never mentions any juicy personal details, which might make you want to run out a grab a biography with ALL the gossip, but if the author has firmly got her hooks in you by now, you probably won t because it wou...

  2. Aubrey says:

    One evening I went to a concert in Rouen, and when I saw the pampered audience all around me, preparing to digest its ration of aesthetic beauty, a feeling of misery swept over me They were so powerful, there were so many of them would there ever be an end of their rule How much longer would they be allowed to believe that they embodied the very highest human values, and to go on moulding their children in their own likeness We were never prepared to acknowledge the status which circumstan One evening I went to a concert in Rouen, and when I saw the pampered audience all around me, preparing to digest its ration of aesthetic beauty, a feeling of misery swept over me They were so powerful, there were so many of them would there ever be an end of their rule How much longer would they be allowed to believe that they embodied the very highest human values, and to go on moulding their children in their own likeness We were never prepared to acknowledge the status which circumstances objectively assigned us. I d forgotten how much of my brain mimicked de Beauvoir s in terms of priorities Men Sure, why not Money Enough for life and liberty and the passing of knowledge through teaching and creation, but nothing obscene, thank you very much Thought Oh, fuck yes All of this is naturally displaced by chronology and country and unnaturally so by bigotry antiblackness and transphobia and wh rephobia and ableism oh my, the last only partially ...

  3. Emily says:

    After being blown away by the first volume of Simone de Beauvoir s memoirs last September, I knew I had to get to the second installment as soon as possible Let me just say, it did not disappoint Covering the years from 1929, when Beauvoir graduated from college and first lived on her own as an adult, through the development of her ideas and interpersonal relationships of the 1930s and into the war years to the liberation of Paris in 1944, La force de l ge translated into English as The Prim After being blown away by the first volume of Simone de Beauvoir s memoirs last September, I knew I had to get to the second installment as soon as possible Let me just say, it did not disappoint Covering the years from 1929, when Beauvoir graduated from college and first lived on her own as an adult, through the development of her ideas and interpersonal relationships of the 1930s and into the war years to the liberation of Paris in 1944, La force de l ge translated into English as The Prime of Life is seven hundred pages of densely packed insight, and a new favorite for me.In both volumes I ve read, what sets Beauvoir s aut...

  4. Manny says:

    In the second volume of her memoirs, Simone de Beauvoir tells you what it was like to be a young woman living with Sartre There were many interesting surprises I hadn t realized what a natural gift for languages he had there was an incident when someone thought he might be a spy, because his German accent was just too damn good I hadn t realized either what a lot of fun he was really I m not being ironic , or that he was so mentally unstable He had some rather startling delusions about, In the second volume of her memoirs, Simone de Beauvoir tells you what it was like to be a young woman living with Sartre There were many interesting surprises I hadn t realized what a natural gift for languages he had there was an incident when someone thought he might be a spy, because his German accent was just too damn good I hadn t realized either what a lot of fun he was really I m not being ironic , or that he was so mentally unstable He had some rather startling delusions about, if I recall correct...

  5. Emi says:

    god i love beauvoir so much mon avis complet god i love beauvoir so much mon avis complet

  6. Maria says:

    The Prime of Life is Simone de Beauvoir s memoirs of her 20 s and 30 s in the pre war and then occupied France until the liberation of Paris in 1944 She recollects her youth with Sartre and the bohemian circle of friends they were a part of I found her style of writing very appealing it is honest and simple, but there is also dignity in it that perhaps precludes her from writing too directly about her friends She never claims to be a higher moral authority and there is little to no judgment The Prime of Life is Simone de Beauvoir s memoirs of her 20 s and 30 s in the pre war and then occupied France until the liberation of Paris in 1944 She recollects her youth with Sartre and the bohemian circle of friends they were a part of I found her style of writing very appealing it is honest and simple, but there is also dignity in it that perhaps precludes her from writing too directly about her friends She never claims to be a higher moral authority and there is little to no judgment in her stories about her young self and others Simone de Beauvoir is considered a mother of modern feminism, but this book has little of her views on it Instead one can glimplse her philosophy in the way she lived and recollected her youth When one considers the social conventions of her time, it becomes clear that her choice not to marry or live with a man, not to have...

  7. Silvia says:

    Apart from the fact that it is always fascinating to read about the life of a writer, especially if it s an autobiography and, in this case, you get so muchthan just Simone s life , and that the book mainly covers the years before and during WWII in Paris fascinating read , the book is so well written and describes such an array of different things that I felt from the very first moment that this would be one of my favourite books ever, and so it is Simone led a very interesting life, e Apart from the fact that it is always fascinating to read about the life of a writer, especially if it s an autobiography and, in this case, you get so muchthan just Simone s life , and that the book mainly covers the years before and during WWII in Paris fascinating read , the book is so well written and describes such an array of different things that I felt from the very first moment that this would be one of my favourite books ever, and so i...

  8. Julie says:

    Evenwonderful on the second reading.

  9. Razmuzeta says:

    I love Simone, but this second diary lacks the moral conflict that made the first one such a great read.it actually lacks any conflict or psichological depth at all It seems she removed most of the personal info regarding her interactions with Sartre and all relathionship related inner conflicts because please I can t believe they had 10 years of perfect relationship, no silly daylly orserious conflicts at alllike the subject of Olga is treated in a really rational wayno feel I love Simone, but this second diary lacks the moral conflict that made the first one such a great read.it actually lacks any conflict or psichological depth at all It seems she removed most of the personal info regarding her interactions with Sartre and all relathionship related inner conflicts because please I can t believe they had 10 years of perfect relationship, no silly daylly orserious conflicts at alllike the subject of Olga is treated in a really rational wayno feelings exposed thus trans...

  10. Samantha says:

    Have you ever read a book and the first sentence you read you can t stop because it has struck forcefully at how you define yourself This is that book for me De Beauvoir wrote her autobiography in four parts, indulgent Not particularly Although De Beauvoir obviously writes from her perspective, she s often focusing on the world around her, her developments as a writer in a community of writers and how the war that surrounds her impacts her philosophy This book focuses on De Beauvoir s life Have you ever read a book and the first sentence you read you can t stop because it has struck forcefully at how you define yourself This is that book for me De Beauvoir wrote her autobiography in four parts, indulgent Not particularly Although De Beauvoir obviously writes from her perspective, she s often focusing on the world around her, her developments as a writer...

  11. Audrey Saltarelli says:

    A little dry at first but it gets better towards the end

  12. Jana Meyer says:

    Simone de Beauvoir s second volume of her autobiography The Prime of Life is nourished with vivid accounts on the second world war and a life in Paris marked by the German occupation on top of being filled with the expected references on literature, philosophy, film and theatre In between she offers insights into her reflections on life and death, political involvement, the necessity of ignorance, nothingness, existentialism, her aspirations as a writer, her routine and travel ventures as w Simone de Beauvoir s second volume of her autobiography The Prime of Life is nourished with vivid accounts on the second world war and a life in Paris marked by the German occupation on top of being filled with the expected references on literature, philosophy, film and theatre In between she offers insights into her reflections on life and death, political involvement, the necessity of ignorance, nothingness, existentialism, her aspirations as a writer, her routine and travel ventures as well as an affec...

  13. Stef Rozitis says:

    This was a difficult, slow, thick with meaning, rich and sometimes irritating read I did not like the young ish Beaver and I absolutely LOATHED Sartre until the war started and they did some growing up I saw so much irony in their very mollycoddled seeming petit bourgeois lifestyle where they played at teaching but really went on endless holidays and theatre performances and pubs By the end of the book they are not reformed but just wiser with it and at times have shown aresilient and This was a difficult, slow, thick with meaning, rich and sometimes irritating read I did not like the young ish Beaver and I absolutely LOATHED Sartre until the war started and they did some growing up I saw so much irony in their very mollycoddled seeming petit bourgeois lifestyle where they played at teaching but really went on endless holidays and theatre performances and pubs By the end of the book they are not reformed but just wiser with it and at times have shown aresilient and ethical stance than just pure hedonism I kind of related ...

  14. Domhnall says:

    This second out of four volumes covers a decade following De Beauvoir s graduation, with a surprisingly undemanding career as a young teacher of philosophy, allowing a great deal of time for reading, exploring contemporary culture and personal development, leading eventually to the publication of her first writing, with two novels, a play and some theoretical writing to her name Throughout the same period, she is in a relationship with Sartre and plays a significant part in the development of h This second out of four volumes covers a decade following De Beauvoir s graduation, with a surprisingly undemanding career as a young teacher of philosophy, allowing a great deal of time for reading, exploring contemporary culture and personal development, leading eventually to the publication of her first writing, with two novels, a play and some theoretical writing to her name Throughout the same period, she is in a relationship with Sartre and plays a significant part in the development of his idea...

  15. Mike Clinton says:

    This book has multiple levels some better than others which is appropriate for an autobiography that seeks to cover in minute detail the complexity of a life, especially as Beauvoir is just reaching her prime amid momentous events The phenomenological method of scrutinizing the observable world and describing it in minute detail definitely shows its influence on Beauvoir in this volume On one level, it is interspersed with sections that mention the books, plays, and other cultural artifacts This book has multiple levels some better than others which is appropriate for an autobiography that seeks to cover in minute detail the complexity of a life, especially as Beauvoir is just reaching her prime amid momentous events The phenomenological method of scrutinizing the observable world and describing it in minute detail definitely shows its influence on Beauvoir in this volume On one level, it is interspersed with sections that mention the books, plays, and other cultural artifacts that appeared and produced some reaction These sections not only provide chronological markers but present commentaries and critiques that offer insight about the cultural situations that engaged Beauvoir s consideration Still, they come a...

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