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Author Aronson, Ronald, 1938-

Title Camus & Sartre : the story of a friendship and the quarrel that ended it / Ronald Aronson
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2004


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Description x, 291 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. First Encounters -- 2. Occupation, Resistance, Liberation -- 3. Postwar Commitments -- 4. Camus's Turning-Point -- 5. Sartre's Turning-Point -- 6. Violence and Communism -- 7. The Explosion -- 8. Arranging Many Things, Performing Real Acts -- 9. Recovering Their Voices -- 10. No Exit
Summary "Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre first met in 1943, during the German occupation of France. The two became fast friends. Intellectual as well as political allies, they grew famous overnight after Paris was liberated. As playwrights, novelists, philosophers, journalists, and editors, the two seemed to be everywhere and in command of every medium in postwar France. East-West tensions would put a strain on their friendship, however, as they evolved in opposing directions and began to disagree over philosophy, the responsibilities of intellectuals, and what sorts of political changes were necessary or possible." "As Camus then Sartre adopted the mantle of public spokesperson for his side, a historic showdown seemed inevitable. Sartre embraced violence as a path to change and Camus sharply opposed it, leading to a bitter and very public falling out in 1952. They never spoke again, although they continued to attack each other indirectly, until Camus's death in 1960."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980.
Camus, Albert, 1913-1960.
LC no. 2003012780
ISBN 0226027961 alkaline paper
Other Titles Camus and Sartre