Simone de Beauvoir: The Making of an Intellectual Woman
This pioneering study of Simone de Beauvoir was first published in 1993. The 2nd edition, with a long new introductory chapter, was published in 2008, to mark the centenary of the birth of Simone de Beauvoir. A paperback edition is now available. To buy the book, click here.
Henrik Ibsen and the Birth of Modernism: Art, Theater,Â Philosophy
Henrik Ibsen and the Birth of Modernism received the MLAâ€™s Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for the best book in Comparative Literature in 2007. Read A. S. Byattâ€™s review in The Guardian here.To buy the book, click here.
Sex, Gender and the Body: The Student Edition of â€œWhat Is a Womanâ€?
Published in 2005, this book contains Â the two lead essays of What Is a Woman? And Other Essays (1999). In this book, Toril Moi draws on ordinary language philosophy to show that Simone de Beauvoirâ€™s feminism suggests solutions to problems in contemporary feminist theory. The first essay, â€œWhat Is a Woman? Sex, Gender and the Bodyâ€ analyses contemporary feminist theories based on the sex/gender distinction. The second essay, â€œâ€˜I Am a Womanâ€™: The Personal and the Philosophicalâ€ investigates the place of the personal in theoretical writing. Â To buy the book, click here.