At the Existentialist Caf

'At the Existentialist Café' is the story of existentialism as a story of meetings - of people and of ideas.

At the Existentialist Caf

At the Existentialist Caf

Shortlisted for the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize Paris, near the turn of 1932-3. Three young friends meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and their friend Raymond Aron, who opens their eyes to a radical new way of thinking...'It's not often that you miss your bus stop because you're so engrossed in reading a book about existentialism, but I did exactly that... The story of Sartre, Beauvoir, Camus, Heidegger et al is strange, fun and compelling reading. If it doesn't win awards, I will eat my copy' Independent on Sunday'Bakewell shows how fascinating were some of the existentialists' ideas and how fascinating, often frightful, were their lives. Vivid, humorous anecdotes are interwoven with a lucid and unpatronising exposition of their complex philosophy... Tender, incisive and fair' Daily Telegraph'Quirky, funny, clear and passionate... Few writers are as good as Bakewell at explaining complicated ideas in a way that makes them easy to understand' Mail on Sunday

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At the Existentialist Café
Language: en
Pages: 440
Authors: Sarah Bakewell
Categories: Existentialism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-27 - Publisher: Vintage

Shortlisted for the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize Paris, near the turn of 1932-3. Three young friends meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and their friend Raymond Aron, who opens their eyes to a radical new way of thinking...'It's
At the Existentialist Caf
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Sarah Bakewell
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-08-08 - Publisher: Other Press (NY)

Named one of the Ten Best Books of 2016 by the New York Times, a spirited account of a major intellectual movement of the twentieth century and the revolutionary thinkers who came to shape it, by the best-selling author of How to Live Sarah Bakewell. Paris, 1933: three contemporaries meet
At the Existentialist Café
Language: en
Pages: 464
Authors: Sarah Bakewell
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-01 - Publisher: Other Press, LLC

Named one of the Ten Best Books of 2016 by the New York Times, a spirited account of a major intellectual movement of the twentieth century and the revolutionary thinkers who came to shape it, by the best-selling author of How to Live Sarah Bakewell. Paris, 1933: three contemporaries meet
At The Existentialist Café
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Sarah Bakewell
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-03 - Publisher: Random House

Shortlisted for the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize Paris, near the turn of 1932-3. Three young friends meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and their friend Raymond Aron, who opens their eyes to a radical new way of thinking...
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Pages: 352
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