Today’s Birthday: JEAN-PAUL SARTRE (1905)

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905)

Sartre was a French philosopher, playwright, and novelist who became the foremost exponent of existentialism in the 20th century. His first novel, Nausea, was one of many works depicting man as a lonely being burdened with a terrifying freedom. He served in World War II, was taken prisoner, escaped, and was involved in the French resistance, during which he wrote multiple works. In 1964, he became the first person to voluntarily decline the Nobel Prize in Literature. Why did he refuse it? More… Discuss

A 1967 interview with Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. De Beauvoir discusses her memoirs and her book The Second Sex. Sartre discusses his reasons for refusing the Nobel Prize in Literature, his opposition to the Vietnam war, and his then-current project on Flaubert.

Documentary on Simone de Beauvoir
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBJ-E7…

1959 Interview with Simone de Beauvoir
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGn0O2…

Interview with Simone de Beauvoir on “Why I am a Feminist”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6hmVO…

Remembering Simone de Beauvoir: Betty Friedan and Kate Millet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggr6sC…

Daughters of de Beauvoir Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j99j0…

Daughters of de Beauvoir Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-FT88…

 

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