Words (Penguin Modern Classics)

Words (Penguin Modern Classics)

By: Jean-Paul Sartre (author), Irene Clephane (translator)Paperback

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After his father's early death Jean-Paul Sartre was brought up at his grandfather's home in a world even then eighty years out of date. In Words Sartre recalls growing up within the confines of French provincialism in the period before the First World War, an illusion-ridden childhood made bearable by his lively imagination and passion for reading and writing. A brilliant work of self-analysis, Words provides an essential background to the philosophy of one of the profoundest thinkers of the twentieth century.

About Author

Philosopher, novelist, playwright and polemicist, Jean-Paul Sartre is thought to have been the central figure in post-war European culture and political thinking. His most well-known works, all of which are published by Penguin, include THE AGE OF REASON, NAUSEA and IRON IN THE SOUL.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780141183466
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9780141183466
  • weight: 123
  • ISBN10: 0141183462
  • translations: French
  • language of text: English

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