Daughters of de Beauvoir #1: The Feminist Era

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In the first of two events on the legacy of Simone de Beauvoir, writer and performer Adélaïde Bon, accompanied by her translator Ruth Diver, will be discussing her novel The Little Girl on the Ice Floe, tackling themes of sexual violence, child trauma, and personal reconstruction, and French-Iranian screenwriter Négar Djavadi will be talking about Disoriental, a tale of several generations of Iranian and French women set in a Parisian fertility clinic. They will be joined by London Review of Books columnist and Silver Press founder Joanna Biggs to engage in a discussion about the present stakes of feminism and the #metoo movement. Journalist and writer Agnès Poirier, whose latest book Left Bank explores the life and works of Simone de Beauvoir and her influential contemporaries, will chair the event.

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Related / Latest Publications:
Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex (Vintage Classics, 2015)
Joanna Biggs, All Day Long: A Portrait of Britain At Work (Serpent’s Tail, 2016)
Adélaïde Bon, The Little Girl on the Ice Floe (Quercus Books, 2019)
Négar Djavadi, Disoriental (Europa Editions, 2018)
Agnès Poirier, Left Bank, Art, passion and the rebirth of Paris (1940-1950) (Bloomsbury, 2018)
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Simone de Beauvoir Joanna Biggs Adélaïde Bon Négar Djavadi David Mildon Ruth Diver Agnès Poirier