Sunday, June 13, 2010

A new translation of 'The Second Sex'

In this passionate, awesomely erudite work, Beauvoir examines the reasons women have been forced to accept a place in society secondary to that of men, despite the fact that women constitute half the human race.
Dispatches From the Other, by Francine du Plessix Gray, The New York Times, review of 'The Second Sex, by Simone de Beauvoir, translated by Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier

P.S. Virginia Postrel on Progress and Decline
Du Plessix Gray's review also demonstrates with parallel translations just how needlessly ugly and opaque the prose employed by academic humanists (notably including academic feminists) has become.
(via Althouse)

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