Words

Words

by Jean-Paul Sartre, Bernard Frechtman
     
 

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Jean-Paul Sartre's famous autobiography of his first ten years has been widely compared to Rousseau's Confessions. Written when he was fifty-nine years old, The Words is a masterpiece of self-analysis. Sartre the philosopher, novelist and playwright brings to his own childhood the same rigor of honesty and insight he applied so brilliantly to other authors. Born

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Jean-Paul Sartre's famous autobiography of his first ten years has been widely compared to Rousseau's Confessions. Written when he was fifty-nine years old, The Words is a masterpiece of self-analysis. Sartre the philosopher, novelist and playwright brings to his own childhood the same rigor of honesty and insight he applied so brilliantly to other authors. Born into a gentle, book-loving family and raised by a widowed mother and doting grandparents, he had a childhood which might be described as one long love affair with the printed word. Ultimately, this book explores and evaluates the whole use of books and language in human experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394747095
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/1981
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
610,753
Product dimensions:
4.16(w) x 6.88(h) x 0.58(d)

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