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his father's early death Jean-Paul Sartre was brought up at his grandfather's home in a world even then eighty years out of date.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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THE WORDS: The Autobiography Of Jean-paul SartreUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Can it be that this the most beautifully written, the most perfectly proportioned of anything Sartre has done will turn out to be his most beloved, or at any rate, most popular work? The phenomenal ... Read full review
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Jean-Paul Sartre's autobiography was published in English in 1964, the year that he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, and it focuses on his early childhood and the influences that led to his ... Read full review