Jean-Paul Sartre

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Jean-Paul Sartre was a French philosopher strongly influenced by Kant, Hegel, Kierkegaard, and Marx. It was as a teenager that Sartre started reading about philosophy. In particular Henri Bergson's Essay on the Immediate Data of Consciousness. Sartre met Simone de Beauvoir in 1929, Beauvoir became his long-time companion and a respected author and feminist.


Sartre wrote in 1946 Existentialism is a Humanism.' In 1938, Sartre wrote La Nausse (Nausea) which was a novel. The novel concentrated on Roquentin a disheartened researcher who slowly comes to the realization that objects and circumstances are indifferent to his life. Then there are story The Wall. The book shows people unsuccessful attempts to handled reasonably the situations they find themselves. Sartre wrote Bariona fils du tonnerrre a play he wrote while in a German prison during World War II. Later, he wrote Being and Nothingness. The Flies and No Exit

Sartre was also, an active contributor for Combat which was a newspaper developed by Albert Camus. After War World II Sartre started Modern Time Les Temps Modernes. The times dealt with politics and literature. The Roads of Freedom three connecting novels Sartre wrote between 1945-1949. In 1960, Sartre wrote Critique of Dialectical Reason which was suppose to be his principal novel. In Words Les Mots Sartre decided to wash his hands of literature. Then there was The Devil and Good Lord. Finally, the last thing Sartre produced was called The Family Idiot a biography of Gustave Flaubert.