I have never come across one single woman, either in life or in books, who has looked upon her own old age cheerfully.
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Source Notes: The Coming of Age (part 2, "The Being-in-the-World"; chapter 5, "The Discovery and Assumption of Old Age: The Body's Experience") (1970); trans. Patrick O'Brian (1972).
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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