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The existentialist moment : the rise of Sartre as a public intellectual

Author: Patrick Baert
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA, USA : Polity, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Jean-Paul Sartre is often seen as the quintessential public intellectual, but this was not always the case. Until the mid-1940s he was not so well-known, even in France. Then suddenly, in a very short period of time, Sartre became an intellectual celebrity. How can we explain this remarkable transformation? The Existentialist Moment retraces Sartre's career and provides a compelling new explanation of his meteoric  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Jean-Paul Sartre; Jean-Paul Sartre; Jean-Paul Sartre; Jean-Paul Sartre
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Baert
ISBN: 9780745685397 0745685390 9780745685403 0745685404
OCLC Number: 902138684
Description: vi, 231 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Occupation, intellectual collaboration and the resistance --
The purge of collaborationist intellectuals --
Intellectual debates around the purge : responsibility, purity, patriotism --
The autumn of 1945 --
Sartre's committed literature in theory and practice --
Rise and demise : a synthesis --
Explaining intellectuals : a proposal.
Responsibility: Patrick Baert.

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Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2015Jean-Paul Sartre is often seen as the quintessential public intellectual, but this was not always the case. Until the mid-1940s he was not so well-known,  Read more...

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Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2015 "In a brilliant history of Sartre as philosopher and public figure, Patrick Baert creates a new theory of the public intellectual not through their personal Read more...

 
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