Sartre: The Philosopher of the Twentieth Century
September 2003, Polity
- A fascinating biography of Sartre, a highly idiosyncratic
intellectual whose life represented the intense conflicts of living
in the 20th century.
- Shows that Sartre cannot be understood without taking into
account his relations with his intellectual forebears,
contemporaries, lovers and friends, with whom he conducted a
- Demonstrates that his thinking was essentially a tumultuous
dialogue with his whole age and himself.
- Key themes include his experimentation with inherited fictional forms, his relationship to communism and his critical fascination with Freud and psychoanalysis.
"This biography of the French guru is brilliant."
George Walden, The Sunday Telegraph
"Enthralling, absolutely enthralling."
Christian Sauvage, Le Journal du Dimanche
"Bernard-Henri Lévy wonderfully resurrects Jean-Paul as a
colossus bestriding the age...It would be hard to imagine a better
translation of BHL oracular French. Andrew Brown succeeds in
bringing Lévy so flamingly to life as a passionately engaged
and combative speaker that you can hear him holding forth on the
other side of the table in the Flore or the Deux Magots"
Andy Martin, Daily Telegraph
"Sartre, who had refused all kinds of introspection, is here
thoroughly revisited in both his life and work. In this journey
through the century in which Sartre lived, one learns as much about
the twentieth century as one does about Sartre. This is Bernard
Henri Lévy at his very best."
Marcel Neusch, La Croix
"Levy is seldom a less than engaging guide to the drama of the
rise and fall of one of the last century's most prominent writers
Aengus Collins, Irish Times
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