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On Novels and Novelists

A collection of essays on renowned French writers, including Sarraute, Renard, and Gide.

Iconic French novelist, playwright, and essayist Jean-Paul Sartre is widely recognized as one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century, and his work has remained relevant and thought-provoking through the decades. The Seagull Sartre Library now presents some of his most incisive philosophical, cultural, and literary critical essays in twelve newly designed and affordable editions.
In this collection of brief, insightful essays, we find ourselves face to face with Sartre the literary critic, as he carefully examines the works of renowned French writers such as François Mauriac, Nathalie Sarraute, Jean Giraudoux, and Jules Renard. Most moving is an essay on André Gide, written right after his death, in which Sartre writes, “We thought him scared and embalmed; he dies and we discover how alive he was.”

116 pages | 5 x 8

The French List

Literature and Literary Criticism: Germanic Languages

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Table of Contents

1.Mauriac and Freedom
2.Gide Alive
3.Portrait of a Man Unknown
4.Monsieur Jean Giraudoux and the Philosophy of Aristotle
5.Man Bound Hand and Foot. Notes on Jules Renard’s Journal

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