This clear and accessible introduction offers detailed coverage of, and invaluable guidance on, Sartre's fictional writings."Sartre and Fiction" offers a clear and accessible introduction to the extensive fictional writings of Jean-Paul Sartre.Providing comprehensive coverage of his short stories, novels and plays, the book examines the close links between the ideas and themes in his fiction and those put forward in his formal philosophical works. Sartre wrote fiction as a means of developing and enriching his philosophical ideas.Gary Cox reveals the extent to which Sartre's fictional writings are truly philosophical and an integral part of his overall intellectual vision. He also explores the ways in which Sartre's fictional writings reflect the personal, historical and political context in which they were written. Aside from yielding a wealth of personal and historical detail, this fascinating book demonstrates that the only way to fully appreciate Sartre's grand philosophical project is to understand the man himself and the troubled times though which he lived and wrote.Ideal for undergraduate students encountering Sartre for the first time, this book offers the first sustained introduction to Sartre's fictional oeuvre.
Gary Cox has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Birmingham, UK. He lives in Somerset where he teaches and writes philosophy.
1. Sartre's Writing; 2. Sartre's Existentialism; 3. Sartre's Short Stories; The Wall; The Room; Erostratus; Intimacy; The Childhood of Leader; 4. Sartre's Novels; Nausea; Roads to Freedom; The Age of Reason; The Reprieve; Iron in the Soul; 5. Sartre's Plays; The Flies; In Camera (No Exit); Men Without Shadows; The Respectable Prostitute; Dirty Hands (Crime Passionel); The Devil and the Good Lord (Lucifer and the Lord); Kean, or Disorder and Genius; Nekrassov, A Farce in Eight Scenes; Condemned of Altona (Altona, Lower Wins); The Trojan Women; Further Reading; Index.