John Gerassi collection of Jean-Paul Sartre 1964-1998


John Gerassi collection of Jean-Paul Sartre 1964-1998

The collection consists primarily of audio interviews made by John Gerassi with Jean-Paul Sartre between 1970 and 1974. A companion group of interviews with Sartre's family, friends, and foes was made in 1973. Included in this group are: Raymond Aron, Simone de Beauvoir, Arlette Elkaim-Sartre, Claude Lanzmann, and J. B. Pontalis. The majority of these interviews have transcripts. Among the other papers are various works by Sartre on Ethics, in the form of lecture notes and manuscript drafts prepared in the 1960s as well as a list by Sartre of books he read in different periods of his life. Also included are notes by John Gerassi on the origin of the collection.

Total Boxes: 13; Other Storage Formats: Audiotape boxes, Compact Discs; Linear Feet: 6.5


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Elkaïm-Sartre, Arlette (person)

Beauvoir, Simone de, 1908- (person)

Gerassi, John. (person)

Journalist and scholar John ("Tito") Gerassi was born in France in July 1931, to Fernando Gerassi, a Turkish-born artist of Sephardic Jewish heritage, and Ukranian born Stepha Awdykowicz. Moving between Barcelona and Paris, the couple belonged to the cosmopolitan circle of artists and intellectuals who congregated in cafes to argue art and politics, and counted Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir as close friends. When civil war broke out in Spain in 1936, Gerassi joined the Loy...

Pontalis, J.-B., 1924-2013 (person)

Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980 (person)

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...

Aron, Raymond, 1905-1983 (person)

French journalist, sociologist and philosopher. From the description of Raymond Aron papers, 1916-1998. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754871979 ...

Lanzmann, Claude (person)

Elkaïm-Sartre, Arlette (person)