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The Aftermath of War

The Aftermath of War brings together essays written in Sartre’s most creative period, just after World War II. Sartre’s extraordinary range of engagement is manifest, with writings on post-war America, the social impact of war in Europe, contemporary philosophy, race, and avant garde art. Carefully structured into sections, the essays range across Sartre’s reflections on collaboration, resistance and liberation in post-war Europe, his thoughts and observations after his extended trip to the USA in 1945, an examination of the failings of philosophical materialism, his analysis of the new revolutionary poetry of ‘negritude’, and his meditations on the visual arts, with essays on the work of Giacometti and Calder, both of whom Sartre knew well.

368 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 1/4 | © 2008

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Table of Contents

Part One
   The Republic of Silence
   Paris under the Occupation
   What is a Collaborator?
   The End of the War
Part Two
   Individualism and Conformism in the United States
   Cities of America
   New York, Colonial City
   USA: Presentation
Part Three
   Materialism and Revolution
   I.  The Revolutionary Myth
   II. The Philosophy of Revolution
Part Four
   Black Orpheus
Part Five
   The Quest for the Absolute
   Calder’s Mobiles

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