At The Existentialist Caf

The story of Sartre, Beauvoir, Camus, Heidegger et al is strange, fun and compelling reading.

Author: Sarah Bakewell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473545323

Category: Philosophy

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Shortlisted for the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize Paris, near the turn of 1932-3. Three young friends meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and their friend Raymond Aron, who opens their eyes to a radical new way of thinking... ‘It’s not often that you miss your bus stop because you’re so engrossed in reading a book about existentialism, but I did exactly that... The story of Sartre, Beauvoir, Camus, Heidegger et al is strange, fun and compelling reading. If it doesn’t win awards, I will eat my copy’ Independent on Sunday ‘Bakewell shows how fascinating were some of the existentialists’ ideas and how fascinating, often frightful, were their lives. Vivid, humorous anecdotes are interwoven with a lucid and unpatronising exposition of their complex philosophy... Tender, incisive and fair’ Daily Telegraph ‘Quirky, funny, clear and passionate... Few writers are as good as Bakewell at explaining complicated ideas in a way that makes them easy to understand’ Mail on Sunday

At the Existentialist Caf

Named one of the Ten Best Books of 2016 by the New York Times, a spirited account of a major intellectual movement of the twentieth century and the revolutionary thinkers who came to shape it, by the best-selling author of How to Live Sarah ...

Author: Sarah Bakewell

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

ISBN: 1590514890

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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Named one of the Ten Best Books of 2016 by the New York Times, a spirited account of a major intellectual movement of the twentieth century and the revolutionary thinkers who came to shape it, by the best-selling author of How to Live Sarah Bakewell. Paris, 1933: three contemporaries meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are the young Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and longtime friend Raymond Aron, a fellow philosopher who raves to them about a new conceptual framework from Berlin called Phenomenology. "You see," he says, "if you are a phenomenologist you can talk about this cocktail and make philosophy out of it!" It was this simple phrase that would ignite a movement, inspiring Sartre to integrate Phenomenology into his own French, humanistic sensibility, thereby creating an entirely new philosophical approach inspired by themes of radical freedom, authentic being, and political activism. This movement would sweep through the jazz clubs and cafés of the Left Bank before making its way across the world as Existentialism. Featuring not only philosophers, but also playwrights, anthropologists, convicts, and revolutionaries, At the Existentialist Café follows the existentialists' story, from the first rebellious spark through the Second World War, to its role in postwar liberation movements such as anti-colonialism, feminism, and gay rights. Interweaving biography and philosophy, it is the epic account of passionate encounters--fights, love affairs, mentorships, rebellions, and long partnerships--and a vital investigation into what the existentialists have to offer us today, at a moment when we are once again confronting the major questions of freedom, global responsibility, and human authenticity in a fractious and technology-driven world.

Cinema Journal

Orpheus looks at her and she disappears . He is killed by the Bacchantes , a club
of women based at an “ existentialistcafe . Now dead , he is received by the
Princess , who forthwith sends him back and who goes on to her own
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Personalities and Places

I gathered the impression that France is plagued with angry young , middle -
aged and old men- to say nothing of the women . Paris is truculent – that's the
only word for it . The beer at the Existentialist Cafe was more vapid and cost more
, and ...

Author: Bernard Sachs

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Category: South Africa

Page: 187

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Dr van Rensburg was the head of the Ossewa-Brandwag, the formidable anti-Government organisation that opposed the war effort against Hitler not only politically but with acts of sabotage.

Writing in the Dark

In WRITING IN THE DARK, Will Loxley conjures up this brooding world and tells the story of the defiant magazine Horizon, which sprung up against the odds.

Author: Will Loxley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1474615732

Category: History

Page: 256

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Amid the sleepless nights of constant explosion and gunfire, and the discomfort, grief and primordial fear, the little office at 6 Lansdowne Terrace seemed to hold intact everything that was great or beautiful about human life. As the streetlamps flickered out and lights were obscured behind brown-paper screens, a subdued atmosphere took hold of London in 1939. Cloistered in pubs and gloomy sitting rooms, London's young writers and artists faced being sent to the front, trading their paintbrushes and pens for the weapons of war. In WRITING IN THE DARK, Will Loxley conjures up this brooding world and tells the story of the defiant magazine Horizon, which sprung up against the odds. Interweaving the personal histories of the magazine's leaders - Cyril Connolly, George Orwell and the poets Dylan Thomas and Stephen Spender - with their poetry, prose and letters, Will brings us into these writers' homes and into the shabby offices at 6 Lansdowne Terrace. He evokes a lost generation of women whose work on Horizon has gone unsung. WRITING IN THE DARK transforms our impression of Bloomsbury as a byword for wealth and exclusivity, as the passing decades made it more diverse, influenced by the chaotic nocturnal culture of nearby Soho and Fitzrovia. Capturing the literary life of the Second World War, Will fuses the exhausted melancholy in the aftermath of the Blitz with changes in the writers' own lives, as they moved from city to countryside, from youth to middle age.

Meanjin Quarterly

The dramatic season , I gather from them , has not been particularly brilliant ; yet
Mauriac has presented Les Mal aimés , Dullin has done an unsuccessful King
Lear ( in oriental ... Of course , ' she said , ' this is the anti - existentialist café .

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Italy s Life

He comes from Paris but he is not a Frenchman . He may be English or more
probably American . His shoulders are still damp with Seine fog and his clothes
reek with tobacco smoke from Tabou , the existentialist café at Saint Germain de
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200 Words to Help You Talk about Philosophy

The book is written with digestible text enabling a quick and easy understanding of various topics while broadening your philosophical vocabulary. 200 Words to Help You Talk About Philosophy is one of two new titles beginning a series of ...

Author: Anja Steinbauer

Publisher: Laurence King

ISBN: 9781786276940

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

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If you have ever felt at a disadvantage when joining in a conversation on a subject that you aren't confident about, this new series is for you. Each book features definitions of two hundred words frequently used to describe and discuss a smart subject. Philosophy can be baffling, as well as fascinating, to the best of us. Let Anja Steinbauer guide you through doubt, dialectic, Dao, and much more.

Alejo Carpentier the Pilgrim at Home

Our truth is not at the existentialist café in Paris , nor in some avant - garde clique
which may be very interesting , very amusing , whose existence it is useful to be
made aware of . No , our goals are different . ” 40 Carpentier goes on to say , in ...

Author: Roberto González Echevarría

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Page: 307

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First published in 1977 (Cornell U.) and newly updated, Echevarria's (Spanish and comparative literature, Yale) critical study covers the life and work (and the life as revealed in the work) of the late, great Cuban novelist Alejo Carpentier. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Shady Miracle

He was here the other day at the Existentialist café , where young men with little
Henri - Quatre beards go , and crazy over - grown schoolgirls from nouveau riche
families who dress like thirteen - year - olds . Yes , Stefan , your Rapunzel made ...

Author: Ernst Glaeser

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Report on France

Do 103150 ' ate . " The lines of Sartre represent a common creed of today ' s
intellectual in Irance - - whether he sits at the existentialist Cafe do 11 . 07€ , or cc
: oss the street at the anti - əxiatèntial18t Cafe des Deur lagots . The adorat . . ca
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How to Be an Existentialist

A concise and humorous introduction to existentialism aimed squarely at a general readership - and available in paperback for the first time.

Author: Gary Cox

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441139877

Category: Philosophy

Page: 136

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A concise and humorous introduction to existentialism aimed squarely at a general readership - and available in paperback for the first time.

Square Haunting

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY POPMATTERS "I like this London life . . . the street-sauntering and square-haunting.

Author: Francesca Wade

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0451497805

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS' CHOICE * LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE * "A beautiful and deeply moving book."--Sally Rooney, author of Normal People An engrossing group portrait of five women writers, including Virginia Woolf, who moved to London's Mecklenburgh Square in search of new freedom in their lives and work. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY POPMATTERS "I like this London life . . . the street-sauntering and square-haunting."--Virginia Woolf, diary, 1925 In the early twentieth century, Mecklenburgh Square--a hidden architectural gem in the heart of London--was a radical address. On the outskirts of Bloomsbury known for the eponymous group who "lived in squares, painted in circles, and loved in triangles," the square was home to students, struggling artists, and revolutionaries. In the pivotal era between the two world wars, the lives of five remarkable women intertwined at this one address: modernist poet H. D., detective novelist Dorothy L. Sayers, classicist Jane Harrison, economic historian Eileen Power, and author and publisher Virginia Woolf. In an era when women's freedoms were fast expanding, they each sought a space where they could live, love, and--above all--work independently. With sparkling insight and a novelistic style, Francesca Wade sheds new light on a group of artists and thinkers whose pioneering work would enrich the possibilities of women's lives for generations to come. Praise for Square Haunting "A fascinating voyage through the lives of five remarkable women . . . moving and immersive."--Edmund Gordon, author of The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography "Elegant, erudite, and absorbing, Square Haunting is a startlingly original debut, and Francesca Wade is an author to watch."--Frances Wilson, author of Guilty Thing: A Life of Thomas De Quincey "Outstanding . . . I'll be recommending this all year."--Sarah Bakewell, author of At the Existentialist Café "I much enjoyed Francesca Wade's book. It almost made me wish I belonged to the pioneering generation of women spoiling eggs on the gas ring and breaking taboos."--Sue Prideaux, author of I Am Dynamite! A Life of Friedrich Nietzsche

Meanjin Papers

The dramatic season , I gather from them , has not been particularly brilliant ; yet
Mauriac has presented Les Mal aimés , Dullin has done an unsuccessful King
Lear ( in oriental ... Of course , ' she said , ' this is the anti - existentialist café .

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Existentialist Philosophy

Society demands that he limit himself to his function as a grocer , just as the
soldier at attention makes himself into a soldier ... In a parallel situation , from
within , the waiter in the café can not be immediately a café waiter in the sense
that this ...

Author: James A. Gould

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Punch

Gasps from the distinguished audience , and perhaps some discreet clapping :
the maestro has constructed his tube with a ... St Laurent found her at an
existentialist cafe , I bet you , and recognised her potential all through the
cigarette smoke ...

Author: Mark Lemon

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A Time in India

café epigrams of the middle category . Van said : " Bravo ! " " Well , it is untidy . " “
Hopelessly ! ” “ Look , ” she said with gusto . " Picture an Existentialist café here in
Imphal . Can you do that ? " Well , we could and did — the horn - rimmed ...

Author: C. Ross Smith

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Contra Sartre s Existentialism

... what he was pontificating from his perch in the Cafe Deux Magots ( or was it
Cafe Flore ? ) . The whole world at the level Sartre inhabited knew the
implications of Jungian philosophy , yet he came up with an Existentialist
psychoanalysis .

Author: John E. Whiteford Boyle

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Art Messianism and Crime

In his last years , after his release from Rodez and while existentialist café society
was celebrating him , his rhetoric became yet more extreme . This did not help
him live , but it enabled him to apotheosize almost immediately after his death ( a
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Examines the phenomenon of the romantic artist, or "artist manque", who rebels against conventional morality and adopts an ideology of sadism and antinomianism. Ch. 7 (pp. 80-102) discusses Adolf Hitler as an example of this type. Links his antisemitism to resentment of the "Jew-dominated" art establishment and the influence of the racist occultism of the Thule Society. Analyzes "Mein Kampf" and Hitler's self-portrait as a messiah able to deliver the world from the evil of the Jews. Nazi sadism and the cult of death also stem from literary traditions, including Wagnerianism. Ch. 11 (pp. 171-186) mentions antisemitism and racism in relation to the Charles Manson group in the USA during the 1960s.

Existentialist Philosophies

He came into the philosophical limelight with the publication of Being and
Nothingness and subsequent philosophical works ... After the war he became the
leader of a circle which frequented the Café Flore in the so - called Latin Quarter .

Author: Emmanuel Mounier

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Category: Existentialism

Page: 142

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