Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980

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Sartre, Jean-Paul (1905-1980), existentialist philosopher, dramatist and novelist, author of La Nausée (1938), Huis clos (1943), and L'être et le néant (1943).

From the description of Jean-Paul Sartre collection, [ca. 1950-1970]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702138367

The life of Jean-Paul Sartre, French novelist and Existentialist philosopher, has been recounted in numerous books. Of particular relevance to this collection is John Gerassi's own biographical study, Jean-Paul Sartre: Hated Conscience of his Century (1989; University of Chicago Press).

From the guide to the John Gerassi collection of Jean-Paul Sartre, 1964-1998, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

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From the description of Papers relating to the English adaptation and New York premiere of Les mains sales, 1948-1949. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 38589646

Jean-Paul Sartre, 1905-1980, novelist and Existentialist philosopher.

From the description of John Gerassi collection of Jean-Paul Sartre, 1964-1998. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702162313

Jean-Paul Sartre was a French existentialist philosopher, dramatist and novelist.

From the description of L'art baroque. (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 54514740

Jean-Paul Sartre, a leader of the French existentialist movement, was born in Paris in 1905. He studied philosophy at the École Normale Supérieure, and in 1929 met Simone de Beauvoir, a student at the Sorbonne. The two had a life-long, non-monogamous relationship, in which each influenced the philosophy of the other, each of them condemning bourgeois thought and behavior. The same year, Sartre completed his doctorate in philosophy and then completed his two years of military service as a meteorologist. In 1931, released from the military, he began teaching high school in Le Havre.

In the spring of 1936, he sold his first book, Melancholia, to a publisher, and the following year he was reassigned to teach in Paris. Drafted in 1939 in the face of Nazi antagonism, and after nine months of guarding the border, his division was swiftly captured by the invading German army. Sartre was released after a year due to poor health, and he returned to Paris to continue teaching, and he quickly began working with the Resistance, where he met Albert Camus. In 1944, he left teaching to pursue writing as a career.

The years following the war saw Sartre become a main name in French literature and philosophy, drawing adulation and animosity as he worked to incorporate and synthesize communism with existentialism. He remained active in politics throughout his life, supporting the socialist independence fighters in Algeria, vocally opposed the Vietnam War, and defended Black September after the massacre at the Munich Olympics. In 1964, he declined the Nobel Prize for Literature, citing as precedent his refusal to accept the Legion of Honor after the war, and saying that “[t]he writer must refuse to let himself be transformed by institutions, even if these are of the most honorable kind, as is the case here.”

L’Idiot de la Famille was published in 1971, but Sartre had been considering and working on it for nearly three decades. Although his heyday of the 50’s and 60’s was well past, upon his death in 1980 of a lung edema, all the newspapers devoted the entire cover page to him, and his funeral drew a massive crowd.

From the guide to the Jean Paul Sartre's Notes for L'Idiot de la Famille (MS 337), [1960's?], (University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.)

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creatorOf Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980. Pourquoi des philosophes? : manuscript, [ca. 1960]. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Walker Percy Papers, circa 1910-1992 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980. Sartre inédit : entretien et témoignages : extraits du DVD / Jean-Paul Sartre, participant. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Levin, Herman, 1907-1990. Herman Levin papers, 1943-1981. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Kar, Ida, 1908-1974. Ida Kar Collection. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980. Jean-Paul Sartre collection, [ca. 1950-1970]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Donald and Katharine Foley Collection of Penguin Books, 1935-1965 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Bauer, George Howard, 1933-. George H. Bauer Jean Paul Sartre manuscript collection, 1945-1962. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous literary manuscripts collection (1958-1994). University of Arizona Libraries
creatorOf Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980. John Gerassi collection of Jean-Paul Sartre, 1964-1998. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Abraham Aaron Roback papers, 1909-1965. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Lake, Carlton. Carlton Lake Collection of French Manuscripts, 1377-2000, (bulk 1895-1940). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn International War Crimes Tribunal (1st : 1967 : Stockholm, Sweden and Roskilde, Denmark). International War Crimes Tribunal records, 1967, 1970. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Lerner, Max, 1902-2001. Max Lerner papers, 1927-1992 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn White, Ray Lewis. [Sartre reviews : a collection of American and Canadian reviews of books by Jean-Paul Sartre published in the United States and Canada]. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn Halsman, Philippe. Philippe Halsman photograph collection [picture], 1944-1967. Colorado College, Tutt Library
creatorOf Grand Theatre Collection (University of Guelph). No exit / by Jean-Paul Sartre ; directed by Kevin Ward, 1976 - reviews and articles. University of Guelph
referencedIn Danto, Arthur Coleman, 1924-. Arthur Coleman Danto manuscripts, 1980-1985. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Landesman, Eyal. Neshot Ṭroyah. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf O'Brien, Justin, 1906-1968. Papers, 1925-1968. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Ruth Nanda Anshen Papers, 1938-1986. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf William A. Bradley Literary Agency, 1923-1982. William A. Bradley Literary Agency Records 1909-1982. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Dedijer, Vladimir. Vladimir Dedijer papers, 1881-1987 (bulk 1940-1980). University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn International War Crimes Tribunal Records, 1966-1975 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Volksbühne (Berlin, Germany). Programs, 1954-1972. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Jean-Paul Sartre collection, [ca. 1950-1970] Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn [Collection of pamphlets and clippings compiled by Jacques Guicharnaud related to the play Ubu roi by Alfred Jarry and to the death of Jean-Paul Sarte]. Yale University Library
creatorOf Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980. Papers relating to the English adaptation and New York premiere of Les mains sales, 1948-1949. Indiana University
creatorOf MARGARET GARDINER PAPERS. Vol. I (ff. 163). Correspondence and papers; 1962-1965. 1. ff. 1-17. Nuclear disarmament; 1962-1964. 2. ff. 18-82v. British writers' protest on Vietnam; 1965. 3. ff. 83-163. West European artists' protest on Vietnam; 1965.in..., 1962-1965 British Library
referencedIn Peyre, Henri, 1901-1988. Henri Peyre letters, 1929-1971. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Rosamond Gilder papers, 1917-1949 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Mitrani, Michel, 1930-1996. Huis clos / Michel Mitrani, réal. ; d'après Jean-Paul Sartre ; Michel Auclair, Judith Magre, Evelyne Rey... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Agor, Yaʻaḳov. 880-01 Nidone Alṭonah. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Agor, Yaʻaḳov. 880-01 Nidone Alṭonah. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Troeller, Ruth. Ruth Troeller papers and diaries, 1929-2010. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Allégret, Yves, 1907-1987. Les orgueilleux / Yves Allégret, réal., adapt. ; Jean-Paul Sartre, aut. adapté ; Jean Aurenche, scénario, dial. ; Jean Clouzot, dial. ; Paul Misraki, comp. ; Michèle Morgan, Gérard Philipe, Victor Manuel Mendoza... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Roullet, Serge, 1926-.... Le mur / Serge Roullet, scénario, réal. ; d'après la nouvelle de Jean-Paul Sartre ; Jean-Paul Sartre, dial. ; Edgardo Canton, comp. ; Michel del Castillo, Denis Mahaffey, Mathieu Klossowski... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Drennan, Dorothy Carter, 1929-. Here is the rose, dance-- : for trombone and Sprechchor / by Dorothy Drennan. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Manuscripts and proofs of New Directions books, 1937-1997. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Artinian, Artine, 1907-2005. Artine Artinian Collection, 1785-1963. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Mitrani, Michel, 1930-1996. Huis clos / Michel Mitrani, réal. ; d'après Jean-Paul Sartre ; Michel Auclair, Judith Magre, Evelyne Rey... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980. Men without shadows; a play in two acts, translated from "Morts sans sepultures" by Kitty Black. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn International War Crimes Tribunal records, 1967, 1970. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Jolas, Eugène, 1894-1952. Eugène and Maria Jolas Papers, 1879-1986. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Gombos, Edith. Edith Gombos papers, 1960-1979. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980. L'art baroque. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975. The victors : typescripts of Wilder's adaptation of Jean-Paul Sartre's play Mort sans sepulture, [ca. 1948]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn John Gerassi Papers, 1979-1983, 2000s Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Wright, Richard, 1908-1960. Richard Wright papers, 1927-1978. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Jean Paul Sartre's Notes for L'Idiot de la Famille (MS 337), [1960's?] University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf Agor, Yaʻaḳov. 880-01 Bi-delatayim segurot. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Papers of Robert Graves: Correspondence (arranged by correspondent), c1909 to 2004 St John's College, Oxford
referencedIn Harper's Magazine Records, 1847-1983, (bulk 1940-1983) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn French Literature mss., ca. 1750-1977 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
referencedIn Harper's magazine records, 1847-1983 (bulk 1940-1983). Library of Congress
creatorOf John Gerassi collection of Jean-Paul Sartre, 1964-1998 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Gilder, Rosamond. Papers, 1917-1949. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Records, 1964-1982. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980. Autograph letters signed (56), autograph notes signed (4), postcard (1) and telegram (1) : Paris, Algeria, Nice, etc., to Sally Swing, 1947-1955. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn George H. Bauer Jean Paul Sartre manuscript collection, 1945-1962 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980. La chambre [Multimédia multisupport]. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Theater programs from East Germany, 1951-1973 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980. Sartre inédit : entretien et témoignages : extraits du DVD / Jean-Paul Sartre, participant. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Max Lerner papers, 1927-1998 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Henri Peyre letters, 1929-1971 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Chandler Brossard Papers, 1951-2002 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Gombos, Edith. Papers, 1960-1979 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980. La chambre [Multimédia multisupport]. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn ARS Audiotape Collection, 1900-1991 Archive of Recorded Sound
creatorOf Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980. Box used by Sally Shelley to house love letters from Jean-Paul Sartre [realia]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Gabriel Marcel Collection TXRC95-A53., 1898-1973 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Schiller-Theater (Berlin, Germany). Programs, 1951-1952. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Allégret, Yves, 1907-1987. Les orgueilleux / Yves Allégret, réal., adapt. ; Jean-Paul Sartre, aut. adapté ; Jean Aurenche, scénario, dial. ; Jean Clouzot, dial. ; Paul Misraki, comp. ; Michèle Morgan, Gérard Philipe, Victor Manuel Mendoza... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Brosman, Catharine Savage, 1934-. Catharine Savage Brosman papers, 1961- Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
creatorOf Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980. Les mains sales : pièce en 7 tableaux : manuscript, [194-]. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Peyre, Henri, 1901-. Henri Peyre letters, 1929-1971. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Schaffer, Matt. Matt Schaffer collection, 1969-1992 (bulk 1969-1970). Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Hamer, Edward B. Letters, 1965-1973. Washington & Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library
referencedIn Unity Theatre, theatre company: records, c.1930s-2000 V & A Department of Theatre and Performance
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library.
referencedIn William A. Bradley Literary Agency Records TXRC06-A20., 1909-1982 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Bauer, George Howard, 1933-. George H. Bauer Jean Paul Sartre manuscript collection, 1945-1962. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Richard Wright papers, 1927-1978 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn American Repertory Theatre (Cambridge, Mass.). Prompt books and related materials, 1961-2006. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Warren, Jim, Director. No Exit / by Jean-Paul Sartre, adapted from the French by Paul Bowles ; directed by Jim Warren, 2003 - house program. University of Guelph
referencedIn Marcel, Gabriel, 1889-1973. Collection, 1898-1973 (bulk 1908-1964). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Montgomery Clift papers, 1933-1966 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Eugène and Maria Jolas Papers, 1879-1986 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Vladimir Dedijer papers, 1881-1987, 1940-1980 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Anshen, Ruth Nanda. Ruth Nanda Anshen papers, 1938-1986. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980. "Huis-clos" (No exit), by Jean Paul Sartre. Adapted by Paul Bowles. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Cuban revolution collection, 1955-1970 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Universität Heidelberg. Sozialistischen Patientkollektiv. From illness to revolution [manuscript] : an agitational work. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Stratford Festival Collection. The House of Atreus Series. Part One: Agamenon /by Aeschylus, translated by Ted Hughes ; directed by David Latham. Part Two: Electra /by Jean Giraudoux, translated by Phyllis La Farge with Peter H. Judd ; directed by Leon Rubin. Part Three: The Flies /by Jean-Paul Sartre, translated by Stuart Gilbert ; directed by Peter Lichtenfels, 2003 - house program. University of Guelph
creatorOf Agor, Yaʻaḳov. 880-01 Nidone Alṭonah. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Fonds Louis Jouvet Bibliothèque nationale de France. Département des arts du spectacle
referencedIn Aaron Copland Collection, 1841-1991, (bulk 1911-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Cuban revolution collection, 1955-1970 (inclusive). Yale University Library
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associatedWith Anshen, Ruth Nanda. person
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associatedWith Black, Kitty, 1914- person
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Authors, French--20th century
Authors, French--20th century--Archives
Philosophers
Philosophy
Philosophers--France
Drama, French--Translations into English
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Birth 1905-06-21

Death 1980-04-15

French

French,

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