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Sartre 1905 -1980 Annie Cohen-Solal

Sartre 1905 -1980

Annie Cohen-Solal

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The acclaimed Sartre biography celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth. First volume in the Lives of the Left series, Cohen-Solals Sartre is a remarkable achievement. A sensation upon its initial publication in France, as the NY TimesMoreThe acclaimed Sartre biography celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth. First volume in the Lives of the Left series, Cohen-Solals Sartre is a remarkable achievement. A sensation upon its initial publication in France, as the NY Times reported, it was subsequently translated into 16 languages & went on to become an international bestseller, appealing to the broadest audience. First published in the USA in 1987, its the definitive biography of a man & an age, an intimate portrait of a complex life. A major accomplishment of this biography is that it places Sartre in the context of history while reassessing the import of his literary & political accomplishments. Discovering untold aspects of his private & political life, Cohen-Solal weaves together the elements of an exceptional career. From the fascinating description of his hitherto-unknown father to the painful last moments of his declining years, this is biography on a grand scale.AcknowledgmentsPrefaceToward genius 1905-39Spotlight on Jean-BaptisteThe Sorrows of Anne-MarieThe Private bestiary of a child-kingScenes from La RochelleA Thousand SocratesJust on SocratesDark mood, madness, other journeys...Interlude: two years of happinessThe Metamorphosis of war 1939-45A War à la KafkaA Lofty captivitySocialism & freedomImpasseA Writer who resisted, not a resistance fighter who wrote...Spiritual leader for thousands of young peopleFrom Buffalo Bill to FDR: the first trip to AmericaThe Sartre years 1945-56Paris: the era of existentialismNew YorkIn the engine roomHard times with group politicsThe Impasse revisitedPigeons & tanksA Man waking up 1956-80Youre terrificThe Anti-ambassadorUntouchableBetween Flaubert & the MaoistsIn the shadow of the terrorNotesBibliographyIndexPhotograph credits