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Existentialism and excess : the life and times of Jean-Paul Sartre, Gary Cox

Label
Existentialism and excess : the life and times of Jean-Paul Sartre
Title
Existentialism and excess
Title remainder
the life and times of Jean-Paul Sartre
Statement of responsibility
Gary Cox
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jean-Paul Sartre is an undisputed giant of twentieth-century philosophy. His intellectual writings popularizing existentialism combined with his creative and artistic flair have made him a legend of French thought. His tumultuous personal life - so inextricably bound up with his philosophical thinking - is a fascinating tale of love and lust, drug abuse, high profile fallings-out and political and cultural rebellion. This substantial and meticulously researched biography is accessible, fast-paced, often amusing and at times deeply moving. Existentialism and Excess covers all the main events of Sartre's remarkable seventy-five-year life from his early years as a precocious brat devouring his grandfather's library, through his time as a brilliant student in Paris, his wilderness years as a provincial teacher-writer experimenting with mescaline, his World War II adventures as a POW and member of the resistance, his post-war politicization, his immense amphetamine fueled feats of writing productivity, his harem of women, his many travels and his final decline into blindness and old age. Cox deftly moves from these episodes to discussing his intellectual development, his famous feuds with Aron, Camus, and Merleau-Ponty, his encounters with other giant figures of his day: Roosevelt, Hemingway, Heidegger, John Huston, Mao, Castro, Che Guevara, Khrushchev and Tito, and, above all, his long, complex and creative relationship with Simone de Beauvoir
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cox, Gary
Dewey number
  • 194
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
B2430.S34
LC item number
C67 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sartre, Jean-Paul
  • Sartre, Jean-Paul
  • Sartre, Jean-Paul
  • Philosophers
  • Philosophy, French
  • Existentialism
  • Existentialism
  • Philosophers
  • Philosophy, French
  • Existentialism
  • Philosophers
  • Philosophy, French
  • France
Label
Existentialism and excess : the life and times of Jean-Paul Sartre, Gary Cox
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 312-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Genius -- Stowaway traveller -- Exile -- Very heaven -- Castor -- Le Havre -- Apricot cocktails -- Ostraconophobia -- La petite russe -- The mighty Gallimard -- Sex before war -- War of words -- Occupation -- Political animal -- Differences -- Crushing Camus and Genet -- Blood pressure rising -- The ghost of Stalin -- Corydrane creations -- The philosopher and the film director -- Explosive situation -- Nobel words -- Help of the helpless -- Revolution in the air -- Ultra-lefty -- The long road down -- Immortality -- A kind of conclusion
Control code
ocn957691119
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 338 pages
Isbn
9781474235334
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016018026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
60002125379
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781474235334
  • (OCoLC)957691119
Label
Existentialism and excess : the life and times of Jean-Paul Sartre, Gary Cox
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 312-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Genius -- Stowaway traveller -- Exile -- Very heaven -- Castor -- Le Havre -- Apricot cocktails -- Ostraconophobia -- La petite russe -- The mighty Gallimard -- Sex before war -- War of words -- Occupation -- Political animal -- Differences -- Crushing Camus and Genet -- Blood pressure rising -- The ghost of Stalin -- Corydrane creations -- The philosopher and the film director -- Explosive situation -- Nobel words -- Help of the helpless -- Revolution in the air -- Ultra-lefty -- The long road down -- Immortality -- A kind of conclusion
Control code
ocn957691119
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 338 pages
Isbn
9781474235334
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016018026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
60002125379
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781474235334
  • (OCoLC)957691119

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