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    We Have Only This Life to Live: The Selected Essays of Jean-Paul Sartre 1939-1975 (New York Review Books Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Jean-Paul Sartre, Edited by Ronald Aronson, Edited by Adrian Van Den Hoven

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    Description"One of the most brilliant and versatile writers as well as one of the most original thinkers of the twentieth century." -Times (London) Philosopher, novelist, playwright, biographer, journalist, and activist, Jean-Paul Sartre was also-and perhaps above all-a great essayist. The essay was uniquely suited to Sartre because of its intrinsically provisional and open-ended character. It is the perfect form in which to dramatize the existential character of our deepest intellectual, artistic, and political commitments. This new selection of Sartre's essays, the first in English to draw on the entire ten volumes of his collected essays as well as previously unpublished work, includes extraordinarily searching appreciations of such writers and artists as Faulkner, Bataille, and Giacometti; Sartre's great address to the French people at the end of the occupation, "The Republic of Silence"; sketches of the United States from his visit in the 1940s; reflections on politics that are both incisive and incendiary; portraits of Camus and Merleau-Ponty; and a candid reckoning with his own career from one of the interviews that ill-health made his prime mode of communication late in life. Together they add up to an unequaled portrait of a revolutionary and sometimes reckless thinker and writer and his contentious, difficult but never less than interesting times. The essays have been translated by several translators.


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    Title
    We Have Only This Life to Live
    Subtitle
    The Selected Essays of Jean-Paul Sartre 1939-1975
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jean-Paul Sartre, Edited by Ronald Aronson, Edited by Adrian Van Den Hoven
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 592
    Width: 122 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 585 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781590174937
    ISBN 10: 1590174933
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25760
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    B&T Approval Code: A10204050
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    DC22: 848.91409
    B&T Approval Code: A10404500
    BISAC V2.8: PHI006000, LIT004150, PHI035000
    DC22: 848/.91409
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 844.912
    LC classification: PQ2637.A82 A2 2013
    Thema V1.0: DNL
    Publisher
    The New York Review of Books, Inc
    Imprint name
    New York Review of Books Classics
    Publication date
    05 July 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    JEAN-PAUL SARTRE (1905-1980) was a hugely influential French philosopher, novelist, playwright, and pamphleteer. In 1964 he declined the Nobel Prize for Literature. Among his most well-known works available in English are Nausea, Being and Nothingness, No Exit, Critique of Dialectical Reason, and The Words. RONALD ARONSON is the author of The Dialectics of Disaster, After Marxism, Camus and Sartre and Living Without God. He teaches at Wayne State University. ADRIAN VAN DEN HOVEN is Professor Emeritus at the University of Windsor and founding Executive Editor of Sartre Studies International. He has translated Sartre, Camus, and other French writers, and is the author of several books about Sartre. He was twice elected President of the North American Sartre Society.
    Review quote
    'a marvellously healing coherence in the mix of the personal and the philosophical.' Sunday Herald