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
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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 reading and writing. Trapped in an almost permanent tête-à-tête with her pious Catholic mother, Françoise, who disapproved of her daughter's intellectual interests and ambitions, she felt utterly alone and misunderstood.
Her father, Georges, was no ally. He had only allowed Beauvoir to attend university because she was going to have to support herself financially. Her plan, therefore, was to pass
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