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A Preface to Sartre

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By LaCapra, Dominick

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Perhaps the leading Western intellectual of his time, Jean-Paul Sartre has written highly influential works in a diverse number of subject areas: philosophy, literature, biography, autobiography, and the theory of history. The concise and lucidly-written A Preface to Sartre discu...sses the French philosopher's contributions in all of these fields. Making imaginative use of the insights of some of the most important contemporary French thinkers (notably Jacques Derrida), Dominick LaCapra seeks to bring about an active confrontation between Sartre and his critics in terms that transcend the opposition between existentialism and structuralism. Referring wherever appropriate to important events in Sartre's life, he illuminates such difficult works as Being and Nothingness and the Critique of Dialectical Reason, and places Sartre in relation to the traditions that he has explicitly rejected. LaCapra also offers close and sensitive interpretations of Nausea, of the autobiography, The Words, and of Sartre's biographical studies of Baudelaire, Genet, and Flaubert. I envision intellectual history, writes laCapra, as a critical, informed, and stimulating conversation with the past through the medium of the texts of major thinkers. Who else in our recent past is a more fascinating interlocutor than Sartre?
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ISBN 9780801494482
Released NZ 15 May 2016
Publisher Cornell University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780801494482
Stock Available
Status Showing available from publisher, allow 2-4 weeks for delivery
Publisher Cornell University Press
Imprint Cornell University Press
Released 15 May 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By LaCapra, Dominick
Category Phenomenology & Existentialism
Number of Pages 250
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Dewey Code 848.91409
Weight 369g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Sartre, Jean-Paul
NBS Text Philosophy
ONIX Text General/trade;General/trade