WRBH Reading Radio Logo, click to return to home page
"Reading Fine Print."
                    

The Second Sex

The Second Sex book coverFEATURED GREAT LITERATURE:

“Newly translated and unabridged in English for the first time, and brilliantly introduced by Judith Thurman, Simone de Beauvoir’s masterpiece weaves together history, philosophy, economics, biology, and a host of other disciplines to analyze the Western notion of “woman” and to explore the power of sexuality.

Sixty years after its initial publication, The Second Sex is still as eye-opening and pertinent as ever. This triumphant and genuinely revolutionary book began as an exceptional woman’s attempt to find out who and what she was. Drawing on extensive interviews with women of every age and station of life, masterfully synthesizing research about women’s bodies and psyches as well as their historic and economic roles, The Second Sex is an encyclopedic and cogently argued document about inequality and enforced “otherness.”

This long-awaited new translation pays particular attention to the existentialist terms and French nuances that may have been misconstrued in the first English edition; restores Beauvoir’s phrasing, rhythms, and tone; and reinstates significant portions of the “Myths” and “History” chapters that were originally cut due to length, including accounts of more than seventy female figures.

A vital and life-changing work that has dramatically revised the way women talk and think about themselves, Beauvoir’s magisterial treatise continues to provoke and inspire.” (via Amazon)

WRBH’s Great Literature program airs Monday through Friday at 8PM. Your reader for this book is Jillian Richman and the music used in the open and close is: 

Leave a reply

Sign up for Our Newsletter
WRBH Daily Broadcast Schedule
Featured Books
* = required field
Coming up next...
  • The Morning Newspaper of the Air Friday, 12:00-13:00

View Full Daily Schedule
A Gentleman in Moscow

A Gentleman in Moscow

Featured Best-Selling Fiction Monday – Friday @ 9am-10pm / 10pm – 11pm The mega-bestseller with more than 1.5 million readers that is soon to be a major television series One of five Summer 2019 reading picks by Bill Gates “The novel buzzes with the energy of numerous adventures, love affairs, [and] twists of fate.” —The

RSS Feed Symbol - RSS Feed follows The New Orleans Advocate

  • State offices to remain open, but more to work from home because of COVID surge
    Published onin 1 hour
  • LSU's JuVaughn Harrison easily advances in Olympics high jump qualifying; earns spot in Sunday's finals
    Published on8 hours ago
  • From one-and-done to Round 1: LSU G Cam Thomas picked at No. 27 in NBA draft by Nets
    Published on10 hours ago
  • SEC invites Oklahoma and Texas to join league in 2025; here's what happens next
    Published on13 hours ago
  • LSU's latest commitment is the son of a Pro Football Hall of Famer; see commitment list
    Published on13 hours ago
  • UCLA allows beer, wine sales inside Rose Bowl ahead of LSU visit
    Published on16 hours ago
  • Versatile Derek Stingley Jr. makes Hornung Award watch list; LSU's Damone Clark on Wuerffel Trophy list
    Published on16 hours ago
  • Who will be LSU's starting QB? Quarterback battle will be 'down to the wire,' Ed Orgeron says
    Published on1 day ago
  • Olympic track and field events begin Thursday with 14 athletes representing LSU, Louisiana colleges
    Published on1 day ago
  • LSU guard Cam Thomas expected to fulfill dream with first-round call in NBA draft Thursday night
    Published on1 day ago

Untitled Document
Want to listen to WRBH while you browse?
(*This will open a pop-up window that will begin playing our live broadcast - please disable pop-up blockers to proceed.)

LISTEN LIVE

Featured Sponsor:
New Orleans Silversmiths Logo
WRBH 88.3 FM, Radio for the Blind and Print Handicapped, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is the only full-time reading service on the FM dial in the United States. At WRBH, our mission is to turn the printed word into the spoken word so that the blind and print handicapped receive the same ease of access to current information as their sighted peers.

facebook logo - click to go to our facebook page Twitter logo - click to go to twitter page


3606 Magazine Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70115
Email: Listen@WRBH.org | Fax: 504.899.1165
website designed by HERO|farm
Pending Certifications:
ISO, Section 508 Compliant