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"A writer must refuse to allow himself to be transformed into an institution"
Jean-Paul Sartre, Upon refusing the Nobel Prize, Oct. 22, 1964

Portrait of SartreJean-Paul Sartre lived from 1905-1980.

Educated in his native Paris and at German universities, Jean-Paul Sartre taught philosophy during the 1930s at La Havre and Paris. ... Recognizing a connection between the principles of existentialism and the more practical concerns of social and political struggle, Sartre wrote not only philosophical treatises but also novels, stories, plays, and political pamphlets. Sartre's personal and professional life was greatly enriched by his long-term collaboration with Simone de Beauvoir. Although he declined the Nobel Prize for literature in 1964, Sartre was one of the most respected leaders of post-war French culture, and his funeral in Paris drew an enormous crowd. [Read more...]

 

Books by Sartre

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No Exit and Three Other Plays
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Nausea
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Existentialism and Human Emotions
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The Wall: And Other Stories

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