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A Week in Literary History

June 21st, 2002

In 1905, existentialist philosopher, novelist, and playwright Jean-Paul Sartre (Nausea, 1938) is born in Paris. In 1946, he will refuse the Nobel Prize.

sartre*Jean-Paul Sartre, b. June 21, 1905, d. 1980

An enormously influential philosopher, critic, and creative artist, Sartre was blamed for the excesses of the various French critics who followed him. In fact, he was a potent and clear thinker whose ideas were not taken up by his successors, who often mocked him, as in this couplet:

Jean-Paul Sartre
Is a fartre.

Suggested Reading Novels Nausea, 1938. The Age of Reason, 1945. Plays The Flies 1943. No Exit, 1944. Philosophy Being and Nothingness, 1943. Existentialism is a Humanism, 1946. Essays Situations I-X, 1947-1976.

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