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No exit : Arab existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre, and decolonization

Author: Yoav Di-Capua
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : The University of Chicago Press, 2018.
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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  Read more...
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Named Person: Jean-Paul Sartre; Jean-Paul Sartre; ʻAbd al-Raḥmān Badawī; ʻAbd al-Raḥmān Badawī; Jean-Paul Sartre
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yoav Di-Capua
ISBN: 9780226499741 022649974X 9780226503509 022650350X
OCLC Number: 1035844117
Description: 1 vol. (XV-355 pages) : illustrations. ; 23 cm.
Contents: The visit --
Why existentialism? --
Commitment --
Meet the state --
Unfreedom's counterculture --
A beachhead in the sixties --
Toward universal emancipation --
High hopes --
Fiasco --
Epilogue: a cosmic no exit
Responsibility: Yoav Di-Capua.
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An analysis of the major role played by Sartre as both figure and philosopher in the development of political thought in post-colonial Arab countries.  Read more...

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