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Bakewell, Sarah

Overview
Works: 42 works in 188 publications in 9 languages and 4,903 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Podcasts  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, 070
Classifications: PQ1643, 848.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sarah Bakewell
How to live--or--a life of Montaigne : in one question and twenty attempts at an answer by Sarah Bakewell( Book )

58 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to get along with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love--such questions arise in most people's lives. They are all versions of a bigger question: how do you live? How do you do the good or honorable thing, while flourishing and feeling happy? This question obsessed Renaissance writers, none more than Michel Eyquem de Monatigne, perhaps the first truly modern individual. A nobleman, public official and wine-grower, he wrote free-roaming explorations of his thought and experience, unlike anything written before. He called them "essays," meaning "attempts" or "tries." Into them, he put whatever was in his head: his tastes in wine and food, his childhood memories, the way his dog's ears twitched when it was dreaming, as well as the appalling events of the religious civil wars raging around him. The Essays was an instant bestseller and, over four hundred years later, Montaigne's honesty and charm still draw people to him. Readers come in search of companionship, wisdom and entertainment--and in search of themselves
At the existentialist café : freedom, being, and apricot cocktails with Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Karl Jaspers, Edmund Husserl, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and others by Sarah Bakewell( Book )

20 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris, 1933. Three contemporaries meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse-- and ignite a movement, creating an entirely new philosophical approach inspired by themes of radical freedom, authentic being, and political activism: Existentialism. Interweaving biography and philosophy, Bakewell provides an investigation into what the existentialists have to offer us today, at a moment when we are once again confronting the major questions of freedom, global responsibility, and human authenticity in a fractious and technology-driven world
At the existentialist café : freedom, being, and apricot cocktails by Sarah Bakewell( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paris, near the turn of 1932/1933. Three young friends meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and their friend Raymond Aron, who opens their eyes to a radical new philosophical method known as phenomenology. Pointing to his drink, he says, ‘You see – with phenomenology you can make philosophy out of this cocktail!’ From this moment of revelation, Sartre will be inspired to create his own extraordinary philosophy of real, experienced life – a philosophy of love and desire, of freedom and being, of cafés and waiters, of friendships and rivalries and political revolutions. His philosophy will fascinate Paris and sweep through the world, leaving its mark on post-war liberation movements from the student uprisings of 1968 to the pioneers of civil rights. At the Existentialist Café explores modern existentialism as a story of encounters between ideas and between people – from the ‘king and queen of existentialism’ (Sartre and Beauvoir) to their wider circle of friends, followers and adversaries, including Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Iris Murdoch and many more. Weaving biography and philosophy, it investigates a philosophy that concerned life, but that also changed lives – and that tackled the biggest questions of all: what we are and how we are to live."--from author's website
The English Dane : a life of Jorgen Jorgenson by Sarah Bakewell( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This gripping nineteenth-century adventure stars Jorgen Jorgenson, a Dane who made Britain his adopted country. Restless for adventure, he came to London, and began his career by sailing to establish the new colony of Tasmania. Twists of fortune then found him captaining a ship for Napoleon before travelling with British traders to Iceland where he found his moment of glory: ruling the country for two months after staging an outrageous coup. Much lay ahead, from imprisonment in the hulks, patronage by Joseph Banks, to travels in Europe as a British spy. But Jorgensen was dogged by his own excesses, and ended up transported as a convict to the very colony he helped to found. Here he reinvented himself again as an explorer, and, despite his sympathy for the people, was caught up in the terrible Aboriginal clearances
The smart : the story of Margaret Caroline Rudd and the unfortunate Perreau brothers by Sarah Bakewell( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Smart is a true drama of eighteenth-century life with a mercurial, mysterious heroine. Caroline is a young Irishwoman who runs off to marry a soldier, comes to London and slides into a glamorous life as a high-class prostitute, a great risk-taker, possessing a mesmerising appeal. In the early 1770s, she becomes involved with the intriguing Perreau twins, identical in looks but opposite in character, one a sober merchant, the other a raffish gambler just back from the West Indies. They begin forging bonds, living in increasing luxury until everything collapses like a house of cards - and forgery is a capital offence." "Caroline's notoriety added to her appeal. Her lovers included the celebrity-hunting James Boswell, whose colourful diary is only one of a host of documents that bring her world to life - ballads, letters, vivid court transcripts, furious pamphlets, heartrending accounts of the long ride to Tyburn. The Smart is meticulously researched and evocative history, full of the life of London streets and shot through with enduring themes - sex, money, death and fame. It bridges the gap between aristocracy and underworld, as eighteenth-century society is drawn into the most scandalous financial sting of the age. But while Sarah Bakewell pieces together the puzzle, she also asks us to play detective - is Margaret Caroline Rudd innocent or not?"--Jacket
Das Café der Existenzialisten : Freiheit, Sein und Aprikosencocktails : mit Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Edmund Husserl, Karl Jaspers, Maurice Merleau-Ponty und anderen by Sarah Bakewell( Book )

15 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in German and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris 1932, im Café Bec-de-Gaz: Wie macht man Philosophie aus Aprikosencocktails? Für Sartre kein Problem: Er machte Philosophie aus Voyeurismus, Scham, Sadismus, Revolution, Musik und Sex. Sarah Bakewell erzählt mit wunderbarer Leichtigkeit, wie der Existenzialismus zum Lebensgefühl einer Generation wurde, die sich nach radikaler Freiheit und authentischer Existenz sehnte. Am Ende sterben die Protagonisten und verlassen das Café. Doch Sarah Bakewells meisterhafte Kollektivbiographie lässt sie wieder lebendig werden und uns teilhaben an ihren Gesprächen über das Sein, die Freiheit - und Aprikosencocktails
How to live ; or, A life of Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answer by Sarah Bakewell( Recording )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This question obsessed Renaissance writers, none more than Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, perhaps the first recognizably modern individual. A nobleman, public official, and winegrower, he wrote free-roaming explorations of his thought and experience, unlike anything written before
Comment vivre? : une vie de Montaigne en une question et vingt tentatives de réponse by Sarah Bakewell( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in French and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une introduction à l'oeuvre de Montaigne, où l'auteure raconte des anecdotes sur ce qui a inspiré et nourri la rédaction des Essais : la vie personnelle du penseur et les événements qui ont marqué son temps. Elle fait découvrir en vingt chapitres le philosophe et le chrétien, l'homme solitaire et l'homme politique, mais aussi le voyageur, dans un monde rythmé par les guerres de religion
Kako živeti ali Življenje Michela de Montaigna z enim vprašanjem in dvajsetimi poskusi odgovora by Sarah Bakewell( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography How to get along with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love--such questions arise in most people's lives. They are all versions of a bigger question: how do you live? How do you do the good or honorable thing, while flourishing and feeling happy?This question obsessed Renaissance writers, none more than Michel Eyquem de Monatigne, perhaps the first truly modern individual. A nobleman, public official and wine-grower, he wrote free-roaming explorations of his thought and experience, unlike anything written before. He called them?essays,? meaning?attempts? or?tries.? Into them, he put whatever was in his head: his tastes in wine and food, his childhood memories, the way his dog's ears twitched when it was dreaming, as well as the appalling events of the religious civil wars raging around him. The Essays was an instant bestseller and, over four hundred years later, Montaigne's honesty and charm still draw people to him. Readers come in search of companionship, wisdom and entertainment--and in search of themselves. This book, a spirited and singular biography, relates the story of his life by way of the questions he posed and the answers he explored. It traces his bizarre upbringing, youthful career and sexual adventures, his travels, and his friendships with the scholar and poet Étienne de La Boétie and with his adopted?daughter,? Marie de Gournay. And we also meet his readers--who for centuries have found in Montaigne an inexhaustible source of answers to the haunting question,?how to live??
De existentialisten : filosoferen over vrijheid, zijn en cocktails by Sarah Bakewell( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Dutch and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschiedenis van de opkomst en bloei van het existentialisme halverwege de twintigste eeuw, met aandacht voor de personen die aan deze filosofische stroming vormgaven
How to live, or, A life of Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answer : Or, a Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer by Sarah Bakewell( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the essays of Michel de Montaigne that explored the search for the meaning of life, and profiles the philosopher using the questions he posed and the answers he explored
En el café de los existencialistas : sexo, café y cigarrillos o cuando filosofar era provocador : con Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Edmund Husserl, Karl Jaspers, Maurice Merleau-Ponty y otros by Sarah Bakewell( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

París, 1933: tres amigos están reunidos tomando cócteles de albaricoque en el bar Bec-de-Gaz, en la calle Montparnasse. Son tres jóvenes, Jean-Paul-Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir y Raymond Aron, compañero filósofo que les tienta con un nuevo marco conceptual aparecido en Berlín, la «fenomenología». «¿Sabéis? —les dice— ¡si eres fenomenólogo, puedes hablar de este cóctel y hacer filosofía con él!» Esa sencilla frase puso en marcha un nuevo movimiento que inspiró a Sartre a integrar la fenomenología con su propia sensibilidad francesa humanística, y crear un enfoque filosófico completamente nuevo inspirado en los temas de la libertad radical, el ser auténtico y el activismo político. Ese movimiento arrasaría en los clubes de jazz y cafés de la Rive Gauche, y luego llegaría a todo el mundo, conociéndose como «existencialismo». Si en "Cómo vivir. Una vida con Montaigne" Sarah Bakewell nos deleitó con un libro eminentemente filosófico, este es un libro de corte histórico. Entretejiendo biografía y filosofía, es un relato épico de encuentros apasionados y una investigación vital sobre lo que tienen que ofrecernos los existencialistas hoy en día. Porque la historia del existencialismo es la historia misma de un siglo xx, y nuestro mundo de libertades e igualdad y las instituciones que se erigieron tras el fin de la segunda guerra mundial, son fruto del debate de ideas que los protagonistas del libro mantuvieron desde los años veinte hasta los sesenta, el periodo que comprende este libro
Yue du meng tian, shi wei le sheng huo by Sarah Bakewell( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in Chinese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The smart : the true story of Margaret Caroline Rudd and the unfortunate Perreau brothers by Sarah Bakewell( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the Existentialist Café : [freedom, being, and apricot cocktails] by Sarah Bakewell( Recording )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the best-selling author of How to Live, a spirited account of one of the twentieth century's major intellectual movements and the revolutionary thinkers who came to shape it Paris, 1933: three contemporaries meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are the young Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and longtime friend Raymond Aron, a fellow philosopher who raves to them about a new conceptual framework from Berlin called Phenomenology. "You see," he says, "if you are a phenomenologist you can talk about this cocktail and make philosophy out of it!" It was this simple phrase that would ignite a movement, inspiring Sartre to integrate Phenomenology into his own French, humanistic sensibility, thereby creating an entirely new philosophical approach inspired by themes of radical freedom, authentic being, and political activism. This movement would sweep through the jazz clubs and cafés of the Left Bank before making its way across the world as Existentialism. Featuring not only philosophers, but also playwrights, anthropologists, convicts, and revolutionaries, At the Existentialist Café follows the existentialists' story, from the first rebellious spark through the Second World War, to its role in postwar liberation movements such as anticolonialism, feminism, and gay rights. Interweaving biography and philosophy, it is the epic account of passionate encounters--fights, love affairs, mentorships, rebellions, and long partnerships--and a vital investigation into what the existentialists have to offer us today, at a moment when we are once again confronting the major questions of freedom, global responsibility, and human authenticity in a fractious and technology-driven world.--Publisher information
C©Øomo vivir. Una vida con Montaigne : En una pregunta y veinte intentos de respuesta by Sarah Bakewell( )

1 edition published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sarah Bakewell cuenta la vida de Montaigne no bajo los protocolos habituales de una biograf©Øia sino como un tratado. Cada uno de sus veinte cap©Øitulos contiene veinte tentativas de respuesta a esa gran pregunta que Montaigne se planteaba. De las actitudes personales y de los escritos de Montaigne, Sarah Bakewell va deduciendo una serie de proposiciones que est©Øan hechas m©Øas de sugerencias que de normas, y que acaban siendo el boceto de una tradici©Øon viva que atraviesa los siglos y llega a nuestro presente. Estas son algunas de ellas:- Som©Øetelo todo a examen - Preserva una habitaci©Øon propia - Haz algo que nadie haya hecho antes - Haz bien tu trabajo, pero no demasiado bien - No quieras controlarlo todo Los lectores descubrir©Øan acontecimientos tales como su elecci©Øon como alcalde de Burdeos y conocer©Øan c©Øomo llev©Øo su vida p©Øublica en un momento de grandes conflictos religiosos y pol©Øiticos. Pero lo m©Øas importante que encontrar©Øan es el pensamiento de uno de los m©Øas grandes humanistas de la historia de la humanidad
Al caffè degli esistenzialisti : libertà, essere e cocktail by Sarah Bakewell( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al caffè degli esistenzialisti è un viaggio originale in una delle filosofie più affascinanti del XX secolo, abitata da personaggi che hanno impresso una traccia indelebile nella storia del pensiero contemporaneo, da Sartre e la de Beauvoir, "il re e la regina dell'esistenzialismo", fino ai loro amici e fieri avversari come Camus, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty e Lévinas. Attraverso l'intreccio di biografia e pensiero, Bakewell ci conduce al cuore di una filosofia talmente influente da aver cambiato letteralmente il corso di numerose vite e che è riuscita ad affrontare la più grande di tutte le questioni: chi siamo e come dovremmo vivere?
Fifty fables of La Fontaine by Jean de La Fontaine( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents fifty verse fables by seventeenth-century poet Jean de La Fontaine in side-by-side French and English
Wo men zai cun zai zhu yi ka fei guan : na xie guan yu zi you.zhe xue jia yu cun zai zhu yi de gu shi by Sarah Bakewell( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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How to live--or--a life of Montaigne : in one question and twenty attempts at an answer
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The English Dane : a life of Jorgen JorgensonThe smart : the story of Margaret Caroline Rudd and the unfortunate Perreau brothersHow to live ; or, A life of Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answerHow to live, or, A life of Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answer : Or, a Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an AnswerThe smart : the true story of Margaret Caroline Rudd and the unfortunate Perreau brothers
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Sarah Bakewell biographe, écrivain

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Sarah Bakewell englische Autorin und Kuratorin

Sarah Bakewell English author and curator

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Сара Бейкуел

سارا بیکول نویسنده بریتانیایی

베이크웰, 사라 1963-

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