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Description - Sartre by Iris Murdoch

Sartre's powerful political passions were united to a memorable literary gift, placing him foremost among the novelists, as well as the philosophers, of our time. This study analyses and evaluates the different strands of Sartre's rich and complex work. Combining the objectivity of the scholar with a profound interest in contemporary problems, Iris Murdoch discusses the tradition of philosophical, political and aesthetic thought that gives historical authenticity to Satre's achievement, while showing the ambiguities and dangers inherent in his position. SATRE begins with a critical analysis of Satre's novels and his ideas of freedom, consciousness and language, and ends with an appraisal of la literature engagee.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099273721
ISBN-10: 0099273721
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 10mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 7-Oct-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Iris Murdoch

Iris Murdoch was born in Dublin in 1919 of Anglo-Irish parents. She went to Badminton School, Bristol, and read classics at Somerville College, Oxford. In 1948 she returned to Oxford where she became a fellow of St Anne's college. Awarded the CBE in 1976, Iris Murdoch was made a DBE in the 1987 New Year's Honours List. She died in February 1999.

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