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Jean-Paul Sartre

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JEAN-PAUL SARTREwas born in Paris in 1905. Educated at the Ecole Normale, he then taught philosophy in provincial lycées, and in 1938 published his first novel, Nausea. During the war he completed the major work that eventually established his reputation as an existential philosopher—Being and Nothingness (1943). After the Liberation, he founded the socialist journal Les Temps Modernes. He was a prolific playwright, producing, among other works No Exit, The Devil and the Good Lord, and The Condemned of Altona. In 1960, he published his second basic philosophical work, Critique of Dialectical Reason. In 1964, his account of his childhood, Words, received... Read More

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The Age of Reason
A Novel
Written by Jean-Paul Sartre


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 7, 1992
Price: $16.95

The first novel of Sartre's monumental Road to Freedom series, The Age of Reason is set in 1938 and tells of Mathieu, a French professor of philosophy who is obsessed with the idea of freedom. As the shadows of World War II draw closer--even as his personal life is complicated by... Read more >

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Anti-Semite and Jew
An Exploration of the Etiology of Hate
Written by Jean-Paul Sartre


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: April 25, 1995
Price: $15.00

Sartre's classic portrait of both anti-Semite and Jew, written by a non-Jew and from a non-Jewish point of view, is a "fervent and brilliant challenge to anti-Semitism."
--The New York Times

"Sartre's account of anti-Semitism is an acknowledged classic, based in large measure on assimilated Jews whom he personally knew. Michael Walzer's essay... Read more >

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No Exit and Three Other Plays

Written by Jean-Paul Sartre


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 23, 1989
Price: $14.95

In these four plays, Sartre, the great existentialist novelist and philosopher, displays his mastery of drama. No Exit is an unforgettable portrayal of hell. The Flies is a modern reworking of the Electra-Orestes story. Dirty Hands is about a young intellectual torn between theory and praxis. The Respectful Prostitute is a... Read more >

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The Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre

Written by Jean-Paul Sartre


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 27, 2003
Price: $15.00

Here in one volume is a unique, essential overview of the philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre. Extensive excerpts from Sartre's major philosophical and literary writings—Being and Nothingness, The Critique of Dialetical Reason, Nausea, No Exit, The Flies, St. Genet, as well as lesser known works—are organized systematically, illustrating the key elements of... Read more >

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The Reprieve
A Novel
Written by Jean-Paul Sartre


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 7, 1992
Price: $20.00

The second novel of Sartre's Roads to Freedom series, The Reprieve is set in France during the critical eight days before the signing of the fateful Munich Pact and the subsequent takeover of Czechoslovakia in September 1938. A masterly historical re-creation, it depicts at once the negotiations between the British government... Read more >

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Search for a Method

Written by Jean-Paul Sartre


Format: Paperback, 228 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 1968
Price: $11.16

Translated and with an Introduction by Hazel Barnes. This is Sartre's own introduction to, and explication of, the Critique of Dialectical Reason. Read more >

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Troubled Sleep
A Novel
Written by Jean-Paul Sartre


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 7, 1992
Price: $18.95

The third novel of Sartre's Roads to Freedom series, Troubled Sleep powerfully depicts the fall of France in 1940, and the anguished feelings of a group of Frenchmen, whose war apathy gives way to a consciousness of the dignity of individual resistance--to the German occupation and to fate in general--and solidarity... Read more >

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Words

Written by Jean-Paul Sartre


Format: Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 12, 1981
Price: $13.95

Written when he was fifty-nine, this book is a masterpiece of self-analysis. Sartre the philosopher, novelist and playwright brings to his own childhood the same rigor of honesty and insight he applied so brilliantly to other authors. Born into a gentle, book-loving family and raised by a widowed mother and doting... Read more >
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