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Jean-Paul Sartre (1905–1980)

Author of Nausea

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Sartre is the dominant figure in post-war French intellectual life. A graduate of the prestigious Ecole Normale Superieure with an agregation in philosophy, Sartre has been a major figure on the literary and philosophical scenes since the late 1930s. Widely known as an atheistic proponent of show more existentialism, he emphasized the priority of existence over preconceived essences and the importance of human freedom. In his first and best novel, Nausea (1938), Sartre contrasted the fluidity of human consciousness with the apparent solidity of external reality and satirized the hypocrisies and pretensions of bourgeois idealism. Sartre's theater is also highly ideological, emphasizing the importance of personal freedom and the commitment of the individual to social and political goals. His first play, The Flies (1943), was produced during the German occupation, despite its underlying message of defiance. One of his most popular plays is the one-act No Exit (1944), in which the traditional theological concept of hell is redefined in existentialist terms. In Red Gloves (Les Mains Sales) (1948), Sartre examines the pragmatic implications of the individual involved in political action through the mechanism of the Communist party and a changing historical situation. His highly readable autobiography, The Words (1964), tells of his childhood in an idealistic bourgeois Protestant family and of his subsequent rejection of his upbringing. Sartre has also made significant contributions to literary criticism in his 10-volume Situations (1947--72) and in works on Baudelaire, Genet, and Flaubert. In 1964 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature and refused it, saying that he always declined official honors. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Jean-Paul Sartre

Nausea (1959) — Author — 10,063 copies, 85 reviews
The Age of Reason (1945) — Author — 3,422 copies, 26 reviews
The Wall: Stories (1938) — Author — 2,736 copies, 24 reviews
The Words (1963) — Author — 2,338 copies, 18 reviews
The Reprieve (1947) — Author — 1,568 copies, 10 reviews
Iron in the Soul (1949) — Author — 1,534 copies, 4 reviews
No Exit / The Flies (1943) — Author — 1,399 copies, 14 reviews
No Exit (1944) — Author — 1,113 copies, 18 reviews
Existentialism Is a Humanism (1946) — Author — 927 copies, 11 reviews
What is Literature? (1948) — Author — 841 copies, 6 reviews
Dirty Hands (1948) — Author — 811 copies, 5 reviews
The Chips Are Down (1947) — Author — 779 copies, 7 reviews
Existentialism and Human Emotions (1987) — Author — 637 copies, 4 reviews
Existentialism is a Humanism (2007) — Author — 598 copies, 5 reviews
Essays In Existentialism (2000) 533 copies, 3 reviews
The Psychology of Imagination (1936) 500 copies, 4 reviews
Existentialism and Human Emotions (1957) — Author — 483 copies, 3 reviews
Existentialism is a Humanism (2007) — Author — 454 copies, 3 reviews
The Emotions: Outline Of A Theory (1948) 440 copies, 3 reviews
Saint Genet (1952) 423 copies, 1 review
Search for a Method (1962) 400 copies, 4 reviews
Existentialism and Human Emotion (A Philosophical Library Book) (1987) — Author — 352 copies, 6 reviews
The Condemned of Altona (1959) — Author — 332 copies, 5 reviews
The Devil and the Good Lord (1951) — Author — 331 copies, 3 reviews
Baudelaire (1947) 315 copies, 1 review
Existentialism and Humanism (1945) — Author — 264 copies
Situations IV {Portraits and Perspectives} (1964) — Author — 214 copies, 1 review
Critique of Dialectical Reason, Volume One (1960) 207 copies, 1 review
The Respectful Prostitute / The Victors (1946) — Author — 163 copies
Literary Essays (1955) 162 copies
The Flies (1942) — Author — 143 copies, 1 review
Existential Psychoanalysis (1953) 130 copies
Colonialism and Neocolonialism (1964) 116 copies, 1 review
Truth and Existence (1992) 114 copies, 1 review
The Respectful Prostitute (1946) — Author — 109 copies, 4 reviews
The Phenomenology Reader (2002) — Contributor — 97 copies
In the Mesh (1947) — Author — 94 copies
The Freud Scenario (1984) 87 copies, 1 review
Existentialism & Humanism (2007) — Author — 74 copies
Essays in Aesthetics (1963) 74 copies, 2 reviews
Life/Situations: Essays Written and Spoken (1977) 74 copies, 1 review
Sartre on Cuba (1961) 69 copies
Die Fliegen / Die schmutzigen Hände. (1961) — Author — 63 copies
Sartre on Theater (1976) 61 copies
Three European Plays (1958) — Contributor — 60 copies
Last Chance (1981) 58 copies, 2 reviews
The Victors (1984) — Author — 56 copies, 2 reviews
What Is Subjectivity? (2013) 55 copies, 2 reviews
The Roads to Freedom (1970) 55 copies
The Aftermath of War (1949) 50 copies, 1 review
Conversations with Jean-Paul Sartre (1991) 47 copies, 2 reviews
Nekrassov (1956) 45 copies, 2 reviews
Kean (1954) 41 copies, 2 reviews
The Ghost of Stalin (1965) 38 copies
Die Kindheit eines Chefs (1985) 38 copies
Sartre : Oeuvres Romanesques (1982) — Author — 37 copies, 1 review
Tarkovsky: Films, Stills, Polaroids & Writings (2012) — Author — 36 copies
Notebooks for an Ethics (1983) 34 copies
Five Plays (1978) — Author — 32 copies
Three Plays (1949) 31 copies
Of Human Freedom (1966) 27 copies, 1 review
The Respectable Prostitute / Lucifer and the Lord (1946) — Author — 25 copies
Drei Essays (1970) 25 copies
Teatro (1964) 25 copies
Un théâtre de situations (1973) 24 copies
Typhus (2007) 22 copies, 1 review
Black Orpheus (1948) 22 copies
Självporträtt (1980) 20 copies
Paris Under the Occupation (1980) 19 copies
Autoritratto a settant'anni (1975) 17 copies
Tystnadens republik (1948) 15 copies
La sgualdrina timorata. Nekrassov (1975) — Author — 15 copies, 1 review
Bariona oder Der Sohn des Donners / Die Fliegen (1991) — Author — 13 copies
Situations philosophiques (1990) 12 copies
Situations, tome 6 (1964) 12 copies
Théâtre complet (2005) — Author — 11 copies
Dramen (1960) 10 copies
Les Mots et autres écrits autobiographiques (2010) — Author — 10 copies, 1 review
Il filosofo e la politica (1965) 9 copies
Situations, tome 7 (1965) 9 copies
Sartre par lui-meme — Interprète principal — 9 copies
Politics and Literature (Signature) (1973) 9 copies, 1 review
Gesammelte Dramen (1970) 9 copies
The Wall {short story} (1945) 9 copies, 1 review
Calder; Prouvé (2013) 8 copies
De uitgelezen Sartre (2000) 8 copies
Ein Lesebuch mit Bildern. (2005) 7 copies
Situations, tome VIII (1972) 6 copies
Wir sind alle Mörder. (1988) 6 copies
Sartre om Sartre (1976) 6 copies
Stücke (1989) 6 copies
Ecrits de jeunesse (1990) 5 copies
Sartre. El último metafísico (1966) — Contributor — 5 copies
Wider das Unrecht (1983) 5 copies
Intimacy & Other Stories (1948) 5 copies
Le parole 5 copies
Mallarmés Engagement (1983) 5 copies
Erostratus 4 copies
Oeuvres 4 copies
De revolutie 4 copies
Calder (1994) 4 copies
Kierkegaard Vivo 4 copies, 1 review
Was kann Literatur? (1993) 4 copies
Dramen I (1963) 4 copies
L'EXISTENTIALISME (1996) 4 copies
Siena: novelės (2003) 4 copies
Situações I V (2013) 3 copies
Drôle d'amitié 3 copies, 1 review
Venecia, Tintoretto (2010) 3 copies
EL HOMBRE Y LAS COSAS — Author — 3 copies, 1 review
L'universo singolare (2009) 3 copies
The Flies & In Camera (1946) 3 copies
Merleau-Ponty (1999) 3 copies
It is Right to Rebel (2019) 3 copies
Mucnina (2003) 3 copies
Théatre 3 copies
Huis-clos 3 copies
Difesa dell'intellettuale (1993) 2 copies
Dramen II 2 copies
Stena (2015) 2 copies
Vozrast zrelosti (2017) 2 copies
Denemeler 2 copies
Iron in the Soul (1951) 2 copies
Le planetarium 2 copies
L'Existentialisme Est Un Humanisme (1970) — Author — 2 copies
Dramak (1975) 2 copies
Múr (1939) 2 copies
Suerte Esta Echada (2013) 2 copies
Theatre, Jean Paul Sartre (1962) 2 copies
Zidul (2013) 2 copies
O Estrangeiro 2 copies
Tükeniş 2 copies
MOSCAS/MUERTOS SIN (2007) 2 copies
Till frågan om metoden (1984) 2 copies
The Room 2 copies
Intimacy [short story] — Author — 2 copies
Pena Suspensa 2 copies
Materyalizm ve devrim (1998) 2 copies
La p... respectueuse / La leçon — Author — 2 copies
Yahudi Sorunu (2005) 1 copy
As Palabras 1 copy, 1 review
On Theatre (1976) 1 copy
2: Le sursis 1 copy
Acuso 1 copy
3 1 copy
Пьесы. Т.2. (1999) 1 copy
MBI NJERIUN 1 copy
NEVERIA 1 copy
FJALET 1 copy
Gizli Oturum 1 copy
Stavok bolshe net (2019) 1 copy
Narak 1 copy
SİNEKLER 1 copy
Muri 1 copy
Novelle e racconti (2007) 1 copy
Otsrochka 1 copy
THÉATRE 1 copy
Gnus 1 copy
Huis clos 1 copy
Les temps modernes n° 253 (1967) — Editor — 1 copy
SARTRE, POR EL MISMO (2013) 1 copy
Novi eseji 1 copy
A engranaxe (1994) 1 copy
IMAGJINARJA 1 copy
To skuespill 1 copy
Selvportræt 1 copy
Ebrei 1 copy
Szkic o teorii emocji (2006) 1 copy
Ma Al Adab? 1 copy
La Mauvaise Foi (2001) 1 copy
Pensare l'arte (2008) 1 copy
Moscas, As (2005) 1 copy
L'existentialisme (1970) 1 copy
Descartes 1 copy
Huis clos : Morts sans sépulture — Author — 1 copy
Una strana amicizia (2010) 1 copy
La speranza oggi (2019) 1 copy
La chambre 1 copy
Tuhaf Savasin Guncesi (2006) 1 copy
In the Mesh 1 copy, 1 review
Drei Stücke 1 copy
Sambharant Veshya (2006) 1 copy
Kata-kata (2000) 1 copy
Nekrasof-Kean (2014) 1 copy
Dramata 1 copy
Dramaty 1 copy
Kvalmen 1 copy
O paredón (1939) 1 copy
1998 1 copy
Imgelem (2006) 1 copy
Sõnad 1 copy
Parole 1 copy
Paisatge d´un Segle (2006) 1 copy
Dîwar (1998) 1 copy
Vědomí a existence (2006) 1 copy
خلوتکده 1 copy, 1 review
Velence foglya: Tintoretto (1984) 1 copy, 1 review
Mystele (1998) 1 copy
com a morte na alma (2012) 1 copy

Associated Works

The Wretched of the Earth (1961) — Preface, some editions — 4,345 copies, 30 reviews
Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre (1956) — Contributor — 2,110 copies, 19 reviews
Our Lady of the Flowers (1943) — Introduction, some editions — 1,846 copies, 13 reviews
The Thief's Journal (1949) — Introduction, some editions — 1,506 copies, 5 reviews
The Colonizer and the Colonized (1957) — Introduction, some editions — 604 copies, 2 reviews
Poems (1965) — Introduction, some editions — 479 copies, 4 reviews
The Maids and Deathwatch: Two Plays (1962) — Preface, some editions — 459 copies, 7 reviews
The Age of Analysis: The 20th Century Philosophers (1955) — Contributor — 411 copies, 2 reviews
Critical Theory Since Plato (1971) — Contributor, some editions — 403 copies, 1 review
Best Short Stories of the Modern Age (1962) — Contributor, some editions — 337 copies, 4 reviews
A World of Great Stories (1947) 263 copies, 4 reviews
Western Philosophy: An Anthology (1996) — Author, some editions — 191 copies
The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature (1999) — Contributor — 184 copies, 2 reviews
The Conspiracy (1938) — Afterword, some editions — 134 copies, 2 reviews
Aden, Arabie (1931) — Introduction, some editions — 132 copies, 3 reviews
The Question (1958) — Preface, some editions — 132 copies, 2 reviews
The Christopher Street reader (1982) — Contributor — 119 copies
Camus: A Collection of Critical Essays (1962) — Contributor, some editions — 104 copies, 1 review
French Short Stories (1998) — Contributor — 87 copies
Great French Short Stories (1946) — Contributor — 73 copies, 1 review
Sartre: A Life (1656) 64 copies
The Legend of Saint Julian the Hospitaller (1877) — Introduction, some editions — 64 copies, 1 review
New York (1980) — Contributor — 60 copies, 1 review
God (Hackett Readings in Philosophy) (1996) — Contributor, some editions — 60 copies
The traitor (1957) — Foreword — 54 copies, 1 review
The Range of Philosophy: Introductory Readings (1964) — Contributor — 54 copies
Partisan Review (1998) — Contributor, some editions — 37 copies
Twenty best European plays on the American stage (1957) — Contributor — 28 copies
Philosophy now : an introductory reader (1972) — Contributor — 25 copies
SPK: Turn Illness into a Weapon (2002) — Foreword, some editions — 23 copies
Huis Clos Sarte (Profile Literature) (1984) — Contributor — 22 copies, 1 review
Treasury of the Theatre: From Ibsen to Sartre (1951) — Contributor — 18 copies
Philosophical Issues: A Contemporary Introduction (1972) — Contributor — 17 copies
All verdens fortellere (1990) — Contributor, some editions — 15 copies, 1 review
Trial and Terror (1973) — Contributor — 15 copies
Story to Anti-Story (1979) — Contributor — 13 copies
La Nausée, Sartre analyse critique (1971) — Contributor — 12 copies
Les orgueilleux [1953 film] (1993) — Original story — 4 copies
Profil d'une oeuvre : Les mots, Jean-Paul Sartre (1996) — Contributor — 4 copies
Van Flaubert tot heden : Franse verhalen — Contributor — 3 copies
Meesters der Franse vertelkunst (1950) — Contributor — 2 copies
3 generaciones : Diálogos con escritores en la primavera de Praga (2009) — Foreword, some editions — 2 copies
祖国は日夜つくられる〈第1〉 (1951年) (1951) — Contributor — 1 copy
Introduction to Fiction (1974) — Contributor — 1 copy
Les Jeux sont Faits (2017) — Screenplay — 1 copy
Les Temps Modernes No. 82 (1952) — Editor — 1 copy
LES TEMPS MODERNES JUILLET 1970 (1970) — Editor — 1 copy
Les Temps Modernes; No. 308, Mars 1972 (1972) — Editor — 1 copy
Les Temps Modernes (Août-Septembre 1973) (1973) — Editor — 1 copy
Temps modernes, numéro 343 (1975) — Editor — 1 copy
Temps modernes, numéro 152 (1958) — Editor — 1 copy
実存と虚無 — Contributor — 1 copy

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It is philosophical. However the main character is completely unrelatable and narcissistic.
 
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READ 1/4 OF BEING NOTHINGNESS AND AM SO PROUD THIS IS MY BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT
 
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Louisasbookclub | 84 other reviews | Jun 30, 2024 |
I have to preface while I am an ardent fan of Existential philosophy having read the works of Camu ;Sartre takes it to a whole new level.

The whole book is about the protagonist Roquentin meaningless ramblings as he mechanically documents every second of these existence / experiences / interactions.

The plot switches between flashbacks and present, lacks any gravitas or depth. Reading through the book was more like taking up an arduous labor. I rather work on my lawn in Texas heat than go through it again, left me exasperated or maybe that was the whole idea!… (more)
 
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