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Review: The Woman Destroyed

User Review  - Colleen O'Neill Conlan - Goodreads

Good one! I've only read an excerpt of The Second Sex and was happy to find this collection of short stories (or stories and a novella) at a yard sale. I love de Beauvoir 's writing, both her use of ... Read full review

Review: The Woman Destroyed

User Review  - Michelle - Goodreads

Although all three stories in this collection are about women between 40 and 65 facing some kind of crisis, and all of them are exquisitely written, they are otherwise very different. In the first ... Read full review

Review: The Woman Destroyed

User Review  - Timothy Schirmer - Goodreads

*Note – This review only concerns “The Woman Destroyed”, the third and longest story in this book. Several years ago, shortly after finishing “The Mandarins”, Simone De Beauvior's tour de force novel ... Read full review

Review: The Woman Destroyed

User Review  - Isabel - Goodreads

Simone de Beauvoir does't have mercy in facing us women with the risk of trusting and loving a man: in this book, she describes reality as naked as it presents in our lives, and evidences just how ... Read full review

Review: The Woman Destroyed

User Review  - Leslea - Goodreads

I think what I love most about Simone de Beauvoir's work is how she lets herself bleed in even across her fiction. You can tell that most everything in this collection of short stories is influenced ... Read full review

Review: The Woman Destroyed

User Review  - Lane - Goodreads

These stories are heavy but beautiful psychological explorations of women who are in crisis. The first and third stories are the standouts. In the first, a woman's marriage and work life are decaying ... Read full review

Review: The Woman Destroyed

User Review  - TinHouseBooks - Goodreads

Rebekah Bergman (Editorial Intern, Tin House Magazine): I recently read the three stories contained in Simone de Beauvoir's Woman Destroyed. Each piece follows a female protagonist coming to grips ... Read full review

Review: The Woman Destroyed

User Review  - Domenica - Goodreads

I haven't read such emotionally resonate fiction in a while. There are moments in The Woman Destroyed (comprised of 3 long short stories, more like novellas to me) that are truly heart-wrenching ... Read full review

Review: The Woman Destroyed

User Review  - Arja Salafranca - Goodreads

Three stories, 'The Age of Discretion', 'Monologue' and 'The Woman Destroyed' make up this volume. 'The Age of Discretion' deals with ageing, loss, and a woman's refusal to accept her son's career ... Read full review

Review: The Woman Destroyed

User Review  - Caitlin - Goodreads

I gave this book 5 stars, but I didn't enjoy it. If a book can move me the way this one moved me, I consider it a great book. However, I felt so bad for the characters in this set of 3 short stories (one in particular) that I finished it literally feeling angry! I was glad to finish it. Read full review


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