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At the Existentialist Cafe

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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

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Authors Sarah Bakewell
Publisher Vintage UK
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 31.03.2017
 
EAN 9780099554882
ISBN 978-0-09-955488-2
No. of pages 448
Dimensions 129 mm x 198 mm x 28 mm
Series 171 POCHE
Subjects Non-fiction book > Philosophy, religion > Biographies, autobiographies

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Philosophers, Western philosophy from c 1800, Western Philosophy, From C 1900 -

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