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ISBN-10: 0394704649

ISBN-13: 9780394704647

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jean-Paul Sartre, Hazel E. Barnes

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Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/12/1968
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 228
Size: 7.25" wide x 4.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Sartre is the dominant figure in post-war French intellectual life. A graduate of the prestigious Ecole Normale Superieure with an agregation in philosophy, Sartre has been a major figure on the literary and philosophical scenes since the late 1930s. Widely known as an atheistic proponent of existentialism, he emphasized the priority of existence over preconceived essences and the importance of human freedom. In his first and best novel, Nausea (1938), Sartre contrasted the fluidity of human consciousness with the apparent solidity of external reality and satirized the hypocrisies and pretensions of bourgeois idealism. Sartre's theater is also highly ideological, emphasizing the importance…