Jean-Paul Sartre: Hated Conscience of His Century, Volume 1: Protestant or Protester?

Jean Paul Sartre Hated Conscience of His Century Volume Protestant or Protester Countless biographers have tried to unveil the real Jean Paul Sartre without his consent or cooperation Only John Gerassi the non godson of Sartre an atheist was honored with the responsibility of be

  • Title: Jean-Paul Sartre: Hated Conscience of His Century, Volume 1: Protestant or Protester?
  • Author: John Gerassi
  • ISBN: 9780226287973
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Countless biographers have tried to unveil the real Jean Paul Sartre without his consent or cooperation Only John Gerassi the non godson of Sartre, an atheist was honored with the responsibility of being Sartre s official biographer After drafting the commission with Sartre on the back of a menu at La Coupole, Gerassi recorded over one hundred hours of interviews withCountless biographers have tried to unveil the real Jean Paul Sartre without his consent or cooperation Only John Gerassi the non godson of Sartre, an atheist was honored with the responsibility of being Sartre s official biographer After drafting the commission with Sartre on the back of a menu at La Coupole, Gerassi recorded over one hundred hours of interviews with him between 1974 and 1979, and another hundred hours with Sartre s friends, colleagues, and enemies Gerassi also immersed himself in Sartre s literary, philosophical, and personal writings Gerassi had access to all of Sartre s files, unpublished manuscripts, and extensive notes for planned but undelivered lectures Simone de Beauvoir gave many of Sartre s unpublished letters to Gerassi as well Sartre trusted the integrity of Gerassi so completely that he considered Gerassi s biography to be the continuation of his own autobiography, Les mots As a personal friend, Gerassi writes with advantages shared by no other biographer of Sartre.

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    1. Jean Paul Sartre is an intellectual hero of mine and reading this book by Gerassi was a mind blowing experience . Tito himself a political activist and artiste in his own right . Born in the midst of a creative renaissance his father was Sartre's best friend . His mother fled to Vienna to become a singer and was a rebel from a convent . They then were introduced to Jean Paul Sartre and the literary seeds were born . This book is fascinating for friends and foes of Sartre's work adding a human di [...]

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