In 1956, Alexandre Kojève published a review entitled “The Last New World”, about two novels written by a young Parisian woman author, Françoise Sagan. This review is important for two reasons. First, by writing it, Kojève was allowed to take on the question of the relationship between men and women throughout history, and especially to show that the end of history does not only represent the disappearance of masters and slaves, but the equalization of men and women as well. Second, reading this review allows us to wonder whether a man/woman dialectic might not shed light on the humanization of mankind maybe more than Kojève seems to think.
BIBARD, L. (1996). Kojève’s Sagan : Towards a New Anthropogenesis. ESSEC Business School.