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Sartre

Author: David Drake
Publisher: London : Haus, 2005.
Series: Life & times (London, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jean-Paul Sartre dominated the cultural and literary life of post-war France. He believed from an early age that he had a mission to be a writer and proceeded to realise this as a novelist, philosopher, screenwriter, playwright, literary and art critic, biographer, essayist, polemicist and journalist.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie
Biographies
Named Person: Jean-Paul Sartre; Jean-Paul Sartre; Jean-Paul Sartre; Jean-Paul Sartre
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Drake
ISBN: 1904341853 9781904341857
OCLC Number: 58050910
Description: 194 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm.
Contents: Early years (1905-1924) --
From the Ecole Normale to the outbreak of the war (1924-1939) --
The war really divided my life in two (1939-1944) --
Existentialism and Communism (1944-1950) --
An anticommunist is a rat (1950-1956) --
Marxism and anti-colonialism (1956-1967) --
May 1968, Maoism and Flaubert (1967-1980) --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Life & times (London, England)
Responsibility: David Drake.

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