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Author Judaken, Jonathan, 1968-

Title Jean-Paul Sartre and the Jewish question : anti-antisemitism and the politics of the French intellectual / Jonathan Judaken
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 390 pages)
Series Texts and contexts
Texts and contexts (Unnumbered)
Contents Introduction : French intellectuals and the Jewish question -- The mirror image and the politics of writing : Sartre's early reflections on the Jewish question -- Sartre's useless passion : writing under the German occupation -- Sartre's postwar témoignage: résistancialisme and the double strategy of forgetting -- Bearing witness to the victims of history : Sartre's Réflexions sur la question juive -- Sartre's passion : engagement and the project of universal emancipation -- On ambivalent commitments : Sartre, Israel, and the politics of the intellectual -- Sartre's final reflections : intellectual politics and the Jewish question -- The eternal return of Sartre : reading Réflexions sur la question juive in postwar France
Summary Jean-Paul Sartre and the Jewish Question examines the image of "the Jew" in Sartre's work to rethink not only his oeuvre but also the role of the intellectual in France and the politics and ethics of existentialism. It explores more broadly how French identity is defined through the abstraction and allegorization of "the Jew" and examines the role anti-antisemitic intellectuals play in this process
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-368) and index
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Subject Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980. Reflexions sur la question juive
Jews -- France -- Identity.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0803205635 (electronic bk.)
9780803205635 (electronic bk.)