Intellectuals - Chapter 9, Jean-Paul Sartre: 'A Little Ball of Fur and Ink' Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9, Jean-Paul Sartre: 'A Little Ball of Fur and Ink' Summary and Analysis

Jean-Paul Sartre was a professional philosopher. He believed that the way to influence people was through books and plays.

During the war he worked in the meteorological section of the Army and wrote daily five pages of his novel, Les Chemins de la Liberte and four pages of his War Diary. He became a POW and after his release in March 1941, secured a teaching position in Paris. Since he was apolitical, he had no problems with the Nazis. He continued to write plays and philosophy.

His play Huis clos in 1944 made him famous. His lectures after the war on individualism with man being the mast of the soul game him international fame. He adopted from the press the term existentialism to apply to...

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