The Words

The Words

Book - 1964
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Jean-Paul Sartre's famous autobiography of his first ten years has been widely compared to Rousseau's Confessions. Written when he was fifty-nine years old, The Words is a masterpiece of self-analysis. Sartre the philosopher, novelist and playwright brings to his own childhood the same rigor of honesty and insight he applied so brilliantly to other authors. Born into a gentle, book-loving family and raised by a widowed mother and doting grandparents, he had a childhood which might be described as one long love affair with the printed word. The Words explores and evaluates the whole use of books and language in human experience.
Publisher: New York : Vintage, c1964
ISBN: 9780394747095
0394747097
Branch Call Number: 848.914 SAR 1964
Characteristics: 255 p. ; 18 cm

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