Une Mort Très Douce (1964) By Beauvoir
A 1972 Lightweight Paperback. (H18cm x W11cm x D1cm). Condition: Like New.
Opening page reads, “Do not go gentle into that good night. Old Age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the night… Dylan Thomas”
Beauvoir’s narrative in A Very Easy Death reflects that love of life and grief do not respect age. As Simone grapples with her Mother’s fast paced deteriorating body in this beautifully written, heartfelt and medically accurate account of the death of a loved one. Written from her Mother’s point of view of the final six weeks of her life, Beauvoir is able to articulate a profound perspective and captures the storyline in a hypnotic fashion. Arguably as one of the greatest writers of the 20th Century, Beauvoir in A Very Easy Death reveals how to master the form of perspective in the written word. A heartfelt book you are likely to never forget.
We at Sendb00ks recommend investigating Simone De Beauvoir’s disciplined and advantageous life. Beauvoir was ahead of her time in writing The Second Sex (1949). A book which discusses the mistreatment of women throughout history and the psychology and philosophy behind this defilement. Interestingly Beauvoir compares the defilement of women to race and how a myth is represented and concocted in the belief that lower echelons are inferior to the higher echelons within a hierarchal system.
Here is a rare interview of Beauvoir by The New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/1974/06/02/archives/a-talk-with-simone-de-beauvoirr-marriage-is-an-alienating.html
Here is her obituary giving a summary of her life’s work in the written word: https://www.nytimes.com/1986/04/15/obituaries/simone-de-beauvoir-author-and-intellectual-dies-in-paris-at-78.html