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By Dominick LaCapra

Perhaps the prime Western highbrow of his time, Jean-Paul Sartre has written hugely influential works in a various variety of topic components: philosophy, literature, biography, autobiography, and the speculation of historical past. The concise and lucidly-written A Preface to Sartre discusses the French philosopher's contributions in all of those fields.

Making imaginitive use of the insights of a few of an important modern French thinkers (notably Jacques Derrida), Dominick LaCapra seeks to lead to an lively war of words among Sartre and his critics in phrases that go beyond the competition among existentialism and structuralism. Referring anyplace applicable to big occasions in Sartre's lifestyles, he illuminates such tough works as Being and Nothingness and the Critique of Dialectical Reason, and locations Sartre on the subject of the traditions that he has explicitly rejected. LaCapra additionally deals shut and delicate interpretations of Nausea, of the autobiography, The Words, and of Sartre's biographical reviews of Baudelaire, Genet, and Flaubert.

"I envision highbrow history," writes laCapra, "as a serious, knowledgeable, and stimulating dialog with the prior during the medium of the texts of significant thinkers. Who else in our fresh previous is a extra attention-grabbing interlocutor than Sartre?"

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