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Tete-a-Tete: Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre
Hazel Rowley
0060520590
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Though Rowley identifies her engaging and accessible chronicle as the "story of a relationship," it is in fact the story of the many relationships forged by two of the most brilliant, unorthodox and scandalous intellectuals of the 20th century: Beauvoir and Sartre, who from 1929 until Sartre's death in 1980 remained "essential" to each other but never monogamous. Without undue prurience, Rowley (Richard Wright) romps through the major entanglements, loves, triangles, friendships and affairs engaged in by the authors of, respectively,the seminal feminist work The Second Sex andthe controversial autobiography Words. And to place these fascinating interactions into literary and biographical context, Rowley draws from vast stores of published and unpublished writings, correspondence and interviews. Though Beauvoir is...


Being and Nothingness: A Phenomenological Essay on Ontology
Jean-Paul Sartre
0671867806
August 1993
Paperback
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Book Review
Jean-Paul Sartre, the seminal smarty-pants of mid-century thinking, launched the existentialist fleet with the publication of Being and Nothingness in 1943. Though the book is thick, dense, and unfriendly to careless readers, it is indispensable to those interested in the philosophy of consciousness and free will. Some of his arguments are fallacious, others are unclear, but for the most part Sartre's thoughts penetrate deeply into fundamental philosophical territory. Basing his conception of self-consciousness loosely on Heidegger's "being," Sartre proceeds to sharply delineate between conscious actions ("for themselves") and unconscious ("in themselves"). It is a conscious choice, he claims, to live one's life "authentically" and in a unified fashion, or not--this is the fundamental freedom of our lives.

Drawing on...



No Exit and Three Other Plays
Jean-Paul Sartre
0679725164
October 1989
Paperback
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Book Description
4 plays about an existential portrayal of Hell, the reworking of the Electra-Orestes story, the conflict of a young intellectual torn between theory and conflict and an arresting attack on American racism.

Language Notes
Text: English
Original Language: French

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Being and Nothingness
Jean-Paul Sartre
0806522763
Sept 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Jean-Paul Sartre, the seminal smarty-pants of mid-century thinking, launched the existentialist fleet with the publication of Being and Nothingness in 1943. Though the book is thick, dense, and unfriendly to careless readers, it is indispensable to those interested in the philosophy of consciousness and free will. Some of his arguments are fallacious, others are unclear, but for the most part Sartre's thoughts penetrate deeply into fundamental philosophical territory. Basing his conception of self-consciousness loosely on Heidegger's "being," Sartre proceeds to sharply delineate between conscious actions ("for themselves") and unconscious ("in themselves"). It is a conscious choice, he claims, to live one's life "authentically" and in a unified fashion, or not--this is the fundamental freedom of our lives.

Drawing on...



The Wretched of the Earth
Frantz Fanon
0802141323
May 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
Frantz Fanon (1925-61) was a Martinique-born black psychiatrist and anticolonialist intellectual; The Wretched of the Earth is considered by many to be one of the canonical books on the worldwide black liberation struggles of the 1960s. Within a Marxist framework, using a cutting and nonsentimental writing style, Fanon draws upon his horrific experiences working in Algeria during its war of independence against France. He addresses the role of violence in decolonization and the challenges of political organization and the class collisions and questions of cultural hegemony in the creation and maintenance of a new country's national consciousness. As Fanon eloquently writes, "[T]he unpreparedness of the educated classes, the lack of practical links between them and the mass of the people, their laziness, and, let it be...


The Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre
Jean-Paul Sartre
1400076323
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This unique selection presents the essential elements of Sartre's lifework -- organized systematically and made available in one volume for the first time in any language.

Language Notes
Text: English, French (translation) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Huis Clos
Jean-Paul Sartre
0134446798
May 1962
(Paperback) - French
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The publisher, Prentice-Hall Humanities/Social Science
No exit, unabridged. Edition of Sautre's well known existentialist novel.


Introducing the Existentialists: Imaginary Interviews with Sartre, Heidegger, and Camus
Robert C. Solomon
0915144387
January 1981
Textbook Paperback
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Les Jeux Sont Faits
Jean-Paul Sartre
0135306752
Apr 1952
Paperback
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The publisher, Prentice-Hall Humanities/Social Science
A penetrating introductory discussion of Sartre's philosophy as it is illustrated in his plays and novels.


Nausea
Jean-Paul Sartre
0811201880
September 1959
Paperback
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Book Description
Winner of the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature. Jean-Paul Sartre, philosopher, critic, novelist and dramatist, hold a position of singular eminence in the world of French letters. Among readers and critics familiar with the whole of Sartre's work, it is generally recognized that his earliest novel, Le Nausée (first published in 1938), is his finest and most significant. It is unquestionably a key novel of the Twentieth Century and a landmark in Existentialist fiction.Nausea is the story of Antoine Roquentin, a French writer who is horrified at his own existence. In impressionistic, diary form he ruthlessly catalogues his every feeling and sensation about the world and people around him. His thoughts culminate in a pervasive, overpowering feeling of nausea which "spread at the bottom of the viscous puddle, at the...


Camus and Sartre
Ronald Aronson
0226027961
Jan 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Beginning with Camus's introduction, from pied noir roots, into the Parisian circle dominated by Sartre and his existentialist milieu, Aronson (Sartre's Second Critique) opens this chronological tale with two resistance writers finding differing paths in the violent days of occupied France. Aronson's perceptive grasp of the distinct orientations of Sartre and Camus helps navigate the reader through their fluctuating political positions and oscillations between popularity and ostracism. While the initial divergence saw Camus supporting an activist resistance and Sartre offering a form of disengagement, Aronson documents the dramatic change during the Cold War and the rise of the Algerian resistance, when Sartre shifted toward embracing violence and Camus thoroughly denounced it. Through much of this postwar...


Existentialism and Human Emotions
Jean-Paul Sartre
0806509023
June 1984
Paperback
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Jean-Paul Sartre
Andrew Leak
1861892705
April 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
“What I have just written is false. True. Neither true nor false, like everything one writes about madmen, about men.” With these sentences, Jean-Paul Sartre undermines the truthfulness of his own autobiography, Les Mots. Undeterred by such circumlocutions, Andrew Leak here cuts through Sartre’s own disavowals to unearth the man behind the literary and philosophical giant.        This biographical study integrates Sartre’s works into his personal life, revealing the intimate contexts in which his philosophy developed. From Sartre’s beginnings as a bright and precocious student, Leak explores how he struggled against the repressive strictures of bourgeois expectations, endured cruelty at the hands of schoolmates, and forged his conflicted...


Jean-Paul Sartre
John Gerassi
0226287971
Apr 1989
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
To Gerassi, political science professor at City University of New York and longtime friend of Sartre, the French philosopher remains the 20th century's "most unrelenting conscience," its greatest intellectual; he charges that many critics and biographers have tried to twist Sartre back into the mainstream. Most remarkable about this brilliantly original biography, the first half of a two-volume opus, is that it is authorized: Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir cooperated with the author from the early 1970s onward. Sartre's life is shown to have been an existential drama--he lived his childhood as a "fraud," fathered by a "small, sickly Catholic technocrat" who raised him as a girl; small and physically ugly, the mature Sartre constantly seduced attractive women. He and de Beauvoir presented themselves as the ideal...


Jean-Paul Sartre
Harold Bloom (Editor)
0791059170
January 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
An important study of the French philosopher, dramatist, novelist, and critic. This title, Jean-Paul Sartre, part of Chelsea House Publishers’ Modern Critical Views series, examines the major works of Jean-Paul Sartre through full-length critical essays by expert literary critics. In addition, this title features a short biography on Jean-Paul Sartre, a chronology of the author’s life, and an introductory essay written by Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities, Yale University.


Hope Now
Jean-Paul Sartre
0226476308
May 1996
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Sartreans, including Simone de Beauvoir, Sartre's longtime companion, were furious when these interviews between Sartre and his secretary, Levy, appeared in Le Nouvel Observateur a few months before Sartre's death in 1980, interviews whose authenticity Sartre confirmed. The critics claimed that Levy, a Maoist convert to orthodox Judaism, exploited Sartre's failing health, forcing him to abandon his leftist principles and to adopt a messianic Judaism. But in his introduction here, Sartre authority Ronald Aronson interprets the interviews as only another evolution in Sartre's philosophy. Just as Sartre had at first preached existentialism, then Marxism, here Sartre expresses belief in a political hope, replacing Marxism with ethics. Written in 1990, the commentary by Levy that precedes the interviews clarifies...

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