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Translating and Reading The Second Sex in Czechoslovakia in the 1960s

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Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Simone de Beauvoir Studies
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Faculty of Arts

Keywords Beauvoir; Reception; Czechoslovakia
Description The Czech translation of selected parts of The Second Sex was published in 1966. The Slovak translation, published in 1967, was nearly the complete text. Attitudes toward Beauvoir’s feminism can be observed in two Czech academic journals (Sociologický časopis [Czech sociological review] and Filosofický časopis [Philosophical review]) and in a debate in Literární noviny (Literary review). The author focuses on the context of both translations and describes the reactions to the Czech translation both in the academy and by the general public.
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