Search Results: "Jean-Paul Sartre"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 26, 1994

A provocative dual biography that sets out to recast Simone de Beauvoir as the ``true philosopher'' in her legendary relationship with Jean-Paul Sartre; by the Fullbrooks (she: Literary Studies/Univ. of the West of England; he: a freelance writer). Read full book review >

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Released: April 2, 1985

"Important as a document—if not a major event."
An interesting find, but not a real trouvaille. Read full book review >

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SARTRE ON THEATER by Jean-Paul Sartre
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1976

"As can be seen, Sartre's arguments are not always coherent, but the book is important nevertheless."
A fascinating intermingling of philosophy and dramaturgy, both in the name of existential commitment. Read full book review >

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THREE PLAYS by Jean-Paul Sartre
Released: Aug. 22, 1949

"The three are now available in book form."
The Respectful Prostitute was a Broadway success; Dirty Hands played in New York under the title, Red Gloves; The Victors had American production in experimental theatre. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 1993

"Without Beauvoir's responses, the letters reveal the trivial and commonplace preoccupations of even the most heroic of intellects in the most trying of times."
A sequel to Witness to My Life (1992), which collected Sartre's letters to Simone de Beauvoir from 1926 to 1939. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1992

"Extraordinary in so many ways, Sartre's 1924-39 letters illuminate his evolving thought and his groundbreaking relationship with Beauvoir—perhaps at its finest in their exchange of written words."
Only three months after Simone de Beauvoir's Letters to Sartre appeared in English, we now have a fine translation of the other side of this rightfully legendary correspondence. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1963

"In any case, in any way you look at it, a real work of real importance."
Staggering work. Read full book review >

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SITUATIONS by Jean-Paul Sartre
Released: April 5, 1965

"Included also: commentaries on Gide, Sarraute, the musician Liebnowitz, Giacometti, and a scholarly appreciation of Tintoretto."
There's no equivalent for Sartre in Anglo-American circles; he is a product of European romanticism, French rationalism, German philosophy (i.e., Hegel, Husserl and Heidegger), and Marxist theorizing. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 1964

"That a master wrote Les Mots is unquestionable, that he wrote from the heart is not."
Can it be that this the most beautifully written, the most perfectly proportioned of anything Sartre has done will turn out to be his most beloved, or at any rate, most popular work? Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1987

"Illuminating, but more for specialists than for the general reader."
The second volume of an ongoing translation of Satire's dense, immense biography and analysis of the young Flaubert. Read full book review >

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THE REPRIEVE by Eric Sutton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 1947

"The market will be fairly well pre-determined on Sartre's name, and the interest in the earlier book, on which the sequel is dependent."
Following his Age of Reason in the existentialist triology, the focus in this second volume is international rather than individual, concentrated on the eight days of anxiety while the world pivoted on the verge of war, and Munich provided reprieve. Read full book review >

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THE AGE OF REASON by Eric Sutton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 1947

"The novel is interesting as full evidence of existentialism, and will assuredly receive critical and intellectual notice."
Sartre, as the formulator and exponent of existentialism, has received considerable critical attention in recent months. Read full book review >