SF Chronicle reviews Beauvoir’s “Wartime Diary”

Cover for Beauvoir: Wartime Diary. Click for larger imageToday’s San Francisco Chronicle includes Benjamin Ivry’s review of the new English translation of Simone de Beauvoir’s Wartime Diary.

“In 1991, Such a Sweet Occupation by Gilbert Joseph pointed out that Beauvoir and Sartre, far from deserving the reputation they were granted as heroic wartime resisters, were exclusively concerned with the advance of their own literary careers. Wartime Diary confirms this (if we add sex and food as other obsessions), in a fluent translation by Anne Deing Cordero, professor emerita of French at George Mason University.”

Wartime Diary is the third in our Beauvoir Series following Philosophical Writings (University of Illinois Press, 2004) and Diary of a Philosophy Student: Volume 1, 1926-27 (University of Illinois Press, 2006).

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