Search Results: "Jean-Paul Sartre"


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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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BETWEEN EXISTENTIALISM AND MARXISM by John Matthews
NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 1975

"Here he deals with the 'quest for purification,' the creative man's eternal task, makes concrete ideas which elsewhere are abstract, and in the celebration of Mallarme, in particular, writes with such power that he produces a sort of prose poem."
Sartre, like Camus, has always been concerned with salvation. Read full book review >

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NAUSEA by Lloyd Alexander
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 1949

"There is certainly none of the external drama of Sartre's later works here; there is also the same preoccupation with the physically distasteful; but the book holds an interest- for his followers- in its formulation of the theory for which he has become famous."
Sartre's first novel, published originally in France in 1938, this is primarily of interest in its enunciation of the concept of existentialism which his later novels are to enact-rather than articulate. Read full book review >

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"Still it is exciting reading and should be better theater."
Sartre writes plays as if they were detective stories and this latest play is no exception to the rule. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"The authors have included exceptional pieces from every period in Sartre's life, giving readers a precise understanding of a talented writer and philosopher."
Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) need no longer be feared as the intensely deep analytic writer of all things existential. His essays show his brilliant ability to explain the unexplainable. 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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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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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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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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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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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 >