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Jean-Paul Sartre Chris Turner



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02 November 2021
Series: The French List
Iconic French novelist, playwright and essayist, Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) is widely recognized as one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century, whose work has remained relevant and thought-provoking through the decades. The Seagull Sartre Library now presents some of his most incisive philosophical, cultural, and literary critical essays in twelve newly designed volumes.

Sartre's engagement with literature of his day extended well beyond the works of his French contemporaries. This short volume testifies to his astonishing grasp of the nuances of American fiction as he analyzes three of the most important twentieth-century writers: John Dos Passos, Vladimir Nabokov and William Faulkner, whose 'humanism', writes Sartre, 'is the only acceptable sort.'
Translated by:  
Imprint:   Seagull
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 203mm,  Width: 127mm,  Spine: 8mm
ISBN:   9780857429155
ISBN 10:   0857429159
Series:   The French List
Pages:   56
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
1.Sartoris by William Faulkner 2.On John Dos Passos and 1919 3.Despair by Vladimir Nabokov 4.On The Sound and the Fury: Temporality in Faulkner

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) was a French novelist, playwright, and biographer who is widely recognized as one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century. His work earned him the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature. Chris Turner is a translator and writer living in Birmingham, UK. He has translated more than eighty books from French and German.

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