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The Woman Destroyed
The Woman Destroyed | Simone de Beauvoir
In three immensely intelligent stories about the decay of passion (The Sunday Herald Times [London]), Simone de Beauvoir draws us into the lives of three women, all past their first youth, all facing unexpected crises. Enthralling as faction, suffused with de Beauvoirs remarkable insights into women, The Woman Destroyed gives us a legendary writer at her best.
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PaperbackPirate
The Woman Destroyed | Simone de Beauvoir
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Alice Hoffman is one of my favorite authors so I follow her on Instagram. A few months ago I saw she was reading this book from my tbr. I asked how she liked it and she said it was good. So I feel cool. And now I need to read it too.
It‘s written by an author from #France.
🌸 Taken with my sister‘s flowers.
#letstraveljuly
@OriginalCyn620
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

BooknerdsLife Very interesting synopsis! And what a unique cover! Thank you for this post 💖 Stacked the book 🙌🏼📚 4mo
Erofan 😍 4mo
OriginalCyn620 ❤️❤️❤️🇫🇷 4mo
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BarbaraBB It is soooo good! 4mo
PaperbackPirate Happy to help @BooknerdsLife ! 😊 4mo
PaperbackPirate Glad to know you liked it @BarbaraBB ! 🤝 4mo
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kgriffith
The Woman Destroyed | Simone de Beauvoir
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Section 2 of secondary TBR up for promotion to the primary stack 😊 Tagged book is the blue hardcover 4 down from the top left. #askLitsy

Zelma I read Blue Asylum and We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves last year. Really liked both. Blue Asylum in particular had great writing but didn‘t totally work for me at the end. 11mo
kgriffith @Well-ReadNeck Excellent, thanks for weighing in! 11mo
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BarbaraBB
The Woman Destroyed | Simone de Beauvoir
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“There is not a single line in this diary that does not call for a correction or a denial...Yes: throughout these pages I meant what I was writing and I meant the opposite; reading them again I feel completely lost...I was lying to myself. How I lied to myself!“

I could keep quoting from this book forever. It‘s so good and thought provoking. Read it 💜

#LipstickLies #SeptemberDanes

Kalalalatja I have wanted to read her books for sooo long! 1y
BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja if you do, let it be this one 💕 1y
batsy That's a fabulous quote. I stacked it when you mentioned it awhile back; I need to get it! 1y
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saresmoore I ALMOST bought this the other day! I may have to go back for it... 1y
BarbaraBB @batsy @saresmoore I think you both need to get it 💕 1y
Cinfhen Perfect 👌🏽 what a great choice 💋 1y
vivastory I have been meaning to read this for awhile now. Bonus points for the Mendelsund cover! 1y
Trashcanman 💗🤗 1y
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mrozzz
The Woman Destroyed | Simone de Beauvoir
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Soooo I had a few extra minutes after work and randomly picked a bookstore I could get to on the way to the train and found this G O R G E O U S French bookstore on the Upper East Side. How have I not been here before?!!

I thought it was more than appropriate that I finally get the tagged book by Simone de Beauvoir which I‘d been eyeing for years 😍

Jess7 Love this picture! 1y
Pamwurtzler Great picture- where is that? 1y
BarbaraBB Gorgeous picture. The book is one of my all time favorites. It‘s brilliant! 1y
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mrozzz @Jess7 thank you 😊💜 1y
mrozzz @Pamwurtzler Thanks! This is Albertine in NYC. So adorable. 1y
mrozzz @BarbaraBB Thank you! 😃 That‘s so good to hear. 1y
MicheleinPhilly WOW! 😍 1y
emilyhaldi Oooohhhh I got lost in this bookstore once. So gorgeous ❤️ 1y
mrozzz I know! I didn‘t have long but it was worth the detour 😊 @MicheleinPhilly 1y
mrozzz ☺️💕 Any others you would recommend?? @emilyhaldi I wanted to go to Corner Bookstore but it was too far out of the way yesterday 1y
emilyhaldi Not really... I found this place by accident. But otherwise I spent most of my time at the Strand and usually popped into Alabaster around the corner as well! 1y
mrozzz Well I‘m headed to the Strand shortly 😉 but I‘ll have to keep Alabaster in mind next time I‘m in that part of town @emilyhaldi 1y
emilyhaldi You should def pop in Alabaster! It‘s so charming and has a great selection of used books. And it‘s right around the corner 😉 1y
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strandbookstore
The Woman Destroyed | Simone de Beauvoir
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Do you like short stories? Do you like short stories about women? Do you like fascinating but slightly depressing short stories about women that make you ruminate on the degradation of love and the decay of passion? You'll love this book! Simone de Beauvoir's masterful and raw stories are worth the read this Writer Crush Wednesday. #wcw #writercrushwednesday #writercrush #simonedebeauvoir #shortstories #shortreads | https://buff.ly/2jIvfjl

saresmoore Sounds good to me! 2y
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SusanInTiburon
Sin noticias de Gurb | Eduardo Mendoza
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I dig these placards on the Madrid subway, promoting reading by posting fragments of text at eye level, each just long enough to scan during a short ride - with links to further info, and all works available in little library modules in about ten different stations.

mcipher What a cool idea!! 2y
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PagesOfKate
The Woman Destroyed | Simone de Beauvoir
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"I've shown women as they are, as divided, and not as they ought to be"
Finding unity through a celebration and recognition of our diversity #ImEveryWoman #Fiercefeb
@Cinfhen @batsy

Christine11 I love the cover - and it sounds fascinating! 😊 2y
BarbaraBB I loved this book!! Great choice 😍 2y
batsy This book has been on my radar lately, I must read it! 2y
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Aquedita
The Woman Destroyed | Simone de Beauvoir
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I'm back :) Did you miss me?

Good news: there's a new indie bookstore in town and so purchased this collection of novellas & short stories by Simone. Nobody describes Paris quite like her.

"The card-indexes and blank paper on my desk urged me to work; but there were words dancing in my head that prevented me from concentrating."

#readwomen #ReadingWomenMonth

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jdtchicago
The Woman Destroyed | Simone de Beauvoir

When I was a child, when I was an adolescent, books saved me from despair: that convinced me that culture was the highest of values[...].

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BookNess
The Woman Destroyed | Simone de Beauvoir
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First attempt at Simone de Beauvior and really liked this novel. Her female characters are so strong minded!

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