The idea of entering upon a life of my own intoxicated me. Until now I had been growing up on the fringe of adult life, as it were; from now on I should have my satchel, my textbooks, my exercise books and my homework.
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Source Notes: Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter (part 1) (1958), trans. James Kirkup (1959). This is Beauvoir's memory of her first day of school at the age of five.
Simone de Beauvoir (January 9, 1908 April 14, 1986) was a French author, philosopher, and feminist. The scope of her work is broad; she was a novelist, political theorist, essayist, as well as biographer and autobiographer. She is best known for her work Le Deuxime Sexe (The Second Sex, 1949) which contained detailed analysis of women's oppression.
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