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Ask most Americans who Jean-Paul Sartre is and you will most likely get a frowned look According to journalist Richard Eyre in this country Sartre is perhaps as unfashionable as loon pants That is in part because Sartre albeit a great French philosopher didnt have a poster status Sartre was not a particularly attractive man and although he was the darling of the 60s in all of Europe his pipe glasses and an air of bad temper kept him off walls that celebrated the Brigitte Bardots and the James Deans Furthermore Sartre was not always an easy man to understand His writings are not particularly fanciful and he doesnt necessarily care to engage the reader by painting pretty pictures of life or of a utopian society He engages the reader by making him think think about his existence his reason for being his freedom and his obligations If anything Sartres novels and plays are bold and interesting because they are filled with metaphors and sheer audacity They are generous with spirits and almost always contain a message Sartre was not evasive condescending or self-righteous he has always maintained that his audience was free to perceive him and his work as they saw fit Simply put he had ideas and he communicated them Sartre was an existentialist - He believed thatAnd only afterwards defines himselfWhat does it all mean It means that Sartre was an investigator as well as an observer- Our disposition to evade responsibility and to lie to ourselves - Human freedom did not lie in the impudence or boldness of our actions but in the responsibility we took for themSartre died twenty years ago at age seventy-five Currently he is receiving a lot attention and press due mainly to the fact that famous French author Bernard-Henry Lvy has written a rather controversial book about Sartres life Also I was delighted to have found an article in the December issue of Talk Magazine about
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