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his father's early death Jean-Paul Sartre was brought up at his grandfather's home in a world even then eighty years out of date.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" he recalls his illusion-ridden childhood, lived within the confines of French provincialism in the years before the First World War, and considers its effects on his work.
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Review: The WordsUser Review - Carolyn Johle - Goodreads
i read it in english (because ain't nobody got time for that french) and even then, it was really jumbled and narcissistic. It's also Sartre, so... yeah. I didn't get a lot out of it other than he was ... 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