Jean-Paul Sartre

French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic

Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre (, US also ; French: [saʁtʁ]; 21 June 1905 – 15 April 1980) was a French philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic. He was one of the key figures in the philosophy of existentialism and phenomenology, and one of the leading figures in 20th-century French philosophy and Marxism. His work has also influenced sociology, critical theory, post-colonial theory, and literary studies, and continues to influence these disciplines. Sartre was also noted for his open relationship with prominent feminist and fellow existentialist philosopher and writer Simone de Beauvoir. Together, Sartre and de Beauvoir challenged the cultural and social assumptions and expectations of their upbringings, which they considered bourgeois, in both lifestyle and thought. The conflict between oppressive, spiritually destructive conformity (mauvaise foi, literally, "bad faith") and an "authentic" way of "being" became the dominant theme of Sartre's early work, a theme embodied in his principal philosophical work Being and Nothingness (L'Être et le Néant, 1943). Sartre's introduction to his philosophy is his work Existentialism Is a Humanism (L'existentialisme est un humanisme, 1946), originally presented as a lecture. He was awarded the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature despite attempting to refuse it, saying that he always declined official honours and that "a writer should not allow himself to be turned into an institution".
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Julio Cortázar

Argentinian and French writer

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Hopscotch

novel by Julio Cortázar

author: Julio Cortázar

1963

Las armas secretas

book by Julio Cortázar

author: Julio Cortázar

1959

Historias de cronopios y de famas

book by Julio Cortázar

author: Julio Cortázar

1962

Prosa del Observatorio

book by Julio Cortázar

author: Julio Cortázar

1972

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Gilles Deleuze

French philosopher

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William S. Burroughs

American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer

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Simone de Beauvoir

French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist, and social theorist

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