Jean-Paul Sartre Biography

Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre was a French philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic. He was one of the key figures in the philosophy of existentialism and phenomenology, and one of the leading figures in 20th-century French philosophy and Marxism.

His work has also influenced sociology, critical theory, post-colonial theory, and literary studies, and continues to influence these disciplines. Sartre has also been noted for his open relationship with the prominent feminist theorist Simone de Beauvoir.

He was awarded the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature but refused it, saying that he always declined official honors and that "a writer should not allow himself to be turned into an institution". Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Jean-Paul Sartre
Nationality:
France
Profession:
Writer, Philosopher, Novelist, Physician, Playwright, Author, Literary critic, Biographer, Screenwriter
Religion:
Atheism
Date of Death:
April 15, 1980
Age at Death:
unknown
Cause of Death:
Pulmonary edema
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