Quote by: Simone de Beauvoir

Therefore the misfortune which comes to man as a result of the fact that he was a child is that his freedom was first concealed from him and that all his life he will be nostalgic for the time when he did not know it's exigencies.

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Author Bio

  • NameSimone de Beauvoir
  • DescriptionFrench writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist, and social theorist
  • AliasesSimone-Lucie-Ernestine-Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir
  • BornJanuary 9, 1909
  • DiedApril 14, 1986
  • CountryFrance
  • ProfessionPolitical Philosopher; Journalist; Existentialist; Woman Of Letters; Novelist; Autobiographer; Essayist; Political Activist; Diarist; Women Letter Writer
  • WorksThe Mandarins
  • AwardsPrix Goncourt; Austrian State Prize For European Literature