After his father's early death Jean-Paul Sartre was brought up at his grandfather's home in a world even then eighty years out of date. In Words Sartre recalls growing up within the confines of French provincialism in the period before the First World War, an illusion-ridden childhood made bearable by his lively imagination and passion for reading and writing. A brilliant work of self-analysis, Words provides an essential background to the philosophy of one of the profoundest thinkers of the twentieth century.
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Review: The WordsUser Review - Chris - Goodreads
This book is an awesome display of the deeply literary and 'religious'—religious in the sense of considering all the world and one's self to be profoundly significant and purposive in every part ... Read full review
Review: The WordsUser Review - Horia Bura - Goodreads
It's funny that I finished reading this book exactly on Sartre's 109th anniversary. Funny because I didn't like "The Words" better than "Nausea" and I understand this coincidence as a sign that I ... Read full review