The father of himself



Who is Jean-Paul Sartre? That’s the question the extraordinary French philosopher, playwright, novelist, political activist, biographer and literary critic spent much of his life asking. In this extract from his new biography, GARY COX posits an answer
IN HIS book Existentialism and Humanism, Jean-Paul Sartre declared: “There is no genius other than that which is expressed in works of art.”
In short, “genius is as genius does” or even, to employ a central existentialist maxim, “to be is to do.”
Sartre was a genius, not because he was what modern educators label “gifted and talented” —... read more

 
12 October 2016 in Editorial, Views: 38
Source: Morning Star
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