Philosopher, playwright, and novelist Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) was the most dominant European intellectual for the three decades following World War II. In 1964, he was awarded but declined the Nobel Prize in Literature. Annie Cohen-Solal is the author of the acclaimed Sartre: A Life, an international best-seller that has been translated into sixteen languages.
"Sartre matters because so many fundamental points of his analysis
of the human reality are right and true, and because their accuracy
and veracity entail real consequences for our lives as individuals
and in social groups."-Benedict O'Donohoe, Philosophy
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"To understand Jean-Paul Sartre is to understand something important about the present time."-Iris Murdoch