Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman
In the summer of 1926, simone de beauvoir was eighteen and desperately unhappy.
Diary of a Philosophy Student:
Volume 1, 1926-27 (Beauvoir Series)
by Simone de Beauvoir
University of Illinois Press
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Her first year as a student had been disappointing. She had fallen madly in love with her cousin Jacques Champigneulles, and she spent the whole summer forlornly hoping for a reply to the letter she had dared to send him before leaving Paris for the countryside. Moreover, she hardly had a minute to herself: The constant company of family and family friends imposed endless social obligations and left her little time for