Cloth $18.95 ISBN: 9781905422883 Published August 2008 World sales rights except India

The Aftermath of War

Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre

Distributed for Seagull Books

Translated by Chris Turner
368 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 1/4 | © 2008
Cloth $18.95 ISBN: 9781905422883 Published August 2008 World sales rights except India
The Aftermath of War brings together essays written in Sartre’s most creative period, just after World War II. Sartre’s extraordinary range of engagement is manifest, with writings on post-war America, the social impact of war in Europe, contemporary philosophy, race, and avant garde art. Carefully structured into sections, the essays range across Sartre’s reflections on collaboration, resistance and liberation in post-war Europe, his thoughts and observations after his extended trip to the USA in 1945, an examination of the failings of philosophical materialism, his analysis of the new revolutionary poetry of ‘negritude’, and his meditations on the visual arts, with essays on the work of Giacometti and Calder, both of whom Sartre knew well.
Contents
Part One
   The Republic of Silence
   Paris under the Occupation
   What is a Collaborator?
   The End of the War
 
Part Two
   Individualism and Conformism in the United States
   Cities of America
   New York, Colonial City
   USA: Presentation
 
Part Three
   Materialism and Revolution
   I.  The Revolutionary Myth
   II. The Philosophy of Revolution
 
Part Four
   Black Orpheus
 
Part Five
   The Quest for the Absolute
   Calder's Mobiles
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