What is Literature?
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Jean-Paul Sartre was one of the most important philosophical and political thinkers of the twentieth century. His writings had a potency that was irresistible to the intellectual scene that swept post-war Europe, and have left a vital inheritance to contemporary thought. The central tenet of the Existentialist movement which he helped to found, whereby God is replaced by an ethical self, proved hugely attractive to a generation that had seen the horrors of Nazism, and provoked a revolution in post-war thought and literature. In What is Literature? Sartre the novelist and Sartre the philosopher combine to address the phenomenon of literature, exploring why we read, and why we write
|Keywords||Literature Philosophy Authorship|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$21.99 new Amazon page|
|Call number||PN45.S245x 1978|
|ISBN(s)||0060900601 0416695302 9780415255578|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
John Paley (2011). The Fictionalist Paradigm. Nursing Philosophy 12 (1):53-66.
Linda A. Bell (1990). Review: A Review of Andrea Nye's "Feminist Theory and the Philosophies of Man". [REVIEW] Hypatia 5 (1):127 - 132.
Similar books and articles
Phyllis Carey (ed.) (1997). Wagering on Transcendence: The Search for Meaning in Literature. Sheed & Ward.
Ann Jefferson (2005). Biography and the Question of Literature in Sartre. Sartre Studies International 11 (s 1-2):179-194.
Charles Du Bos (1940/1976). What is Literature? Folcroft Library Editions.
Joost P. H. Drenth (1996). Proliferation of Authors on Research Reports in Medicine. Science and Engineering Ethics 2 (4):469-480.
Robert L. Perkins (ed.) (2010). The Point of View. Mercer University Press.
Agnes Mure Mackenzie (1929). The Process of Literature. London, G. Allen & Unwin Ltd..
Jean-Paul Sartre (1988). "What is Literature?" and Other Essays. Harvard University Press.
Jean-Paul Sartre (1949/1962). Literature & Existentialism. New York, Citadel Press.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads1 ( #630,169 of 1,725,579 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #349,436 of 1,725,579 )
How can I increase my downloads?