Jean-Paul Sartre

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Hell on earth – how a place of torture has haunted us culturally over time
From Bosch to Dante to Sartre, and from Hell’s Angels to Hell’s Kitchen to Hellraiser, visions of the infernal location and condition still resonate

Peter Conrad

25, Jun, 2023 @10:00 AM

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‘Dishonest narcissists’ – David Hare on why our unshameable Tory leaders should watch The Roads to Freedom
The BBC’s superb adaptation of Sartre’s story of love, shame and France’s fall is a stark reminder that self-reproach has gone from British public life. Why, asks playwright David Hare, do we tolerate a ruling class that can’t confess fault?

David Hare

30, Aug, 2022 @4:04 PM

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TV tonight: see Elle Fanning’s Emmy-nominated turn as Catherine the Great
Season two of The Great sees the return of Fanning and Nicholas Hoult. Plus: the BBC brings back Sartre’s The Roads to Freedom. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Danielle De Wolfe, Henry Wong and Phil Harrison

27, Jul, 2022 @5:10 AM

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‘My relationship with Simone de Beauvoir was unique. It cannot be reproduced. It was love’
As an autobiographical novel by the writer is published for the first time in English, her adopted daughter Sylvie Le Bon de Beauvoir talks about their bond

Kim Willsher

03, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Top 10 books about great thinkers
From Kant’s routines to Frantz Fanon’s astonishing wartime work and Simone de Beauvoir’s vexed position in history, these books thread together ideas and the lives that animated them

Peter Salmon

18, Nov, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Six of the best plays about confinement | Michael Billington
Dramatists have long focused on the agonies and irritations of self-imposed or enforced isolation

Michael Billington

03, Apr, 2020 @5:00 AM

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An existential approach to cancer | Letter
Letter: Online you can find miracle cures, writes Aliya Hasan, but only existentialism resonates


24, Oct, 2019 @4:54 PM

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Becoming Beauvoir by Kate Kirkpatrick review – philosopher and pioneer
The latest biography shines a spotlight on De Beauvoir’s views on the family and abortion, as well as her contrary relationship with feminism

Lara Feigel

24, Aug, 2019 @6:30 AM

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Did you really have to watch Game Of Thrones? | Oliver Burkeman
Think you don’t have a choice? Think again

Oliver Burkeman

07, Jun, 2019 @2:00 PM

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Les Temps Modernes: Paris mourns passing of the intellectual left’s bible
Journal founded by Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre closes after 74 years

Agnès Poirier

25, May, 2019 @1:00 PM

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Letters: Mary Warnock and Jean-Paul Sartre
Bruce Ross-Smith writes: What Mary Warnock had to say on Sartre is still worth revisiting

Bruce Ross-Smith and Andrew Dobson

27, Mar, 2019 @3:54 PM

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Georges Loinger’s extraordinary life | Letters
Letters: Dr Alan Swarc on another facet to the remarkable long life of a French resistance hero, and Ivor Morgan on Jean-Paul Sartre’s ‘Je suis un Juif’ statement


04, Jan, 2019 @4:49 PM

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