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No Exit Arab Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Decolonization

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ISBN-10: 022650350X

ISBN-13: 9780226503509

Edition: 2018

Authors: Yoav Di-Capua

List price: $38.00
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It is a curious and relatively little-known fact that for two decades--from the end of World War II until the late 1960s--existentialism's most fertile ground outside of Europe was in the Middle East, and Jean-Paul Sartre was the Arab intelligentsia's uncontested champion. In the Arab world, neither before nor since has another Western intellectual been so widely translated, debated, and celebrated.   By closely following the remarkable career of Arab existentialism, Yoav Di-Capua reconstructs the cosmopolitan milieu of the generation that tried to articulate a political and philosophical vision for an egalitarian postcolonial world. He tells this story through the use of new Arabic and…    
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Book details

List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 3/30/2018
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 0.61" wide x 0.90" long x 0.09" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Yoav Di-Capua is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin.