After his father's early death Jean Paul Sartre was brought up at his grandfather's home in a world even then eighty years out of date In Words Sartre recalls growing up. Sartre was at the outset of his career as well as at its end a man without hope Like so many socially minded intellectuals of a practical cast in mid century Jean Paul Sartre leaned seriously toward socialism Marxism and even briefly communism But practical people refuse not to act And Sartre had few illusions which made practical action for a better world imperative And the inevitable disillusionment followedThat is why Les Mots The Words seems so sad to us now Disillusioned and prematurely aged by the beginnings of a long series of strokes Sartre could no longer act confidently or decisively And without hope in his own and mankind's future life was brutalSartre always had seen the end of his life as an impassable obstacle to self fulfillment the dark side of the dichotomy BeingNothingnessFor as proof of the perceived utter futility of the human predicament the climax of his philosophical magnum opus l’Être et le Néant states baldly Man is a hopeless passionBut at about the same time as that work across the Channel as Sartre’s discouraging words rallied France to alternative political action T S Eliot was urging in wartime LondonDescend lower descend onlyInto the world of perpetual solitudeWorld not world but that which is not worldInternal darknessHad Sartre read and heeded Eliot’s words he might have become a different person in touch with his deepest emotions But Sartre had already achieved recognition and notoriety at a very young age So he simply became his personaClinical aloof and detached Cool Sartre was cool when James Dean was a toddler He thus inspired generations of the with it and hip youngsters of the fifties sixties and seventiesHe assumed the role of philosopher without Knowing Himself and thus mocked Socrates Was that coolLater books of his like this one find Sartre trying to play catch up on that count But he was a Johnny Come Lately to the game of self knowledge To know yourself you have to BE yourself Sartre was a Matchstick ManHe utterly lacked everyday warmth poor soulBut in the darkness of postwar Britain the best strategy for TS Eliot was to accept so many great losses in a spirit of faithful brokenness admitting personal frailties before God so thatthe Darkness will become the LightFor Eliot followed the dictum of the cryptic Presocratic Heraklitos ‘The way up IS the way down’Hope from the ashes of hope For through the darkness of Faith there comes the great joy of a New DayAs it came for Eliot with a new marriage made in Heaven and a joyous and dignified summation to his lifeIn the end Sartre finished his life as he had begun his early years WITHOUT hope But as he looked back on his life in this at times light and charmingly whimsical book he saw many lost childhood memoriesBut they were all mixed with the feeling that his life was slowly ebbing away without purpose or meaningAt least he had his many friends and the company of de Beauvoir But uncompromising till the end he rejected the ordinary hope that makes life bearable for the rest of us because he rejected himselfIn spite of this in Les Mots we see Sartre opening up about his personal space for the first time which he was to continue obliuely in his great study of Flaubert l’Idiot de la Famille the Family IdiotFor now he was no longer an untouchable and lapidary world icon His disguise had worn too thinNow he was just frail and human like us But worn out by his despairYou know there IS hope available even for Postmoderns like Sartre and us Postmodern branches as Messrs Kierkegaard Barth and Kung have proven can be grafted easily and well onto Christian rootsTo find out How to do this all we have to to is Read their books And Heed them well


Les MotsWithin the confines of French provincialism in the period before the First World War an illusion ridden childhood made bearable by his lively imagination and passion for. What did Jean Paul Sartre 1905 1980 and Ernesto “Che” Guevara 1928 1967 have in commonPrior to reading this book I did not know that they saw each other when they were both still alive This is my first book read written by Sartre and three years ago I read John Lee Anderson’s Che Guevara A Revolutionary Life Before Sartre’s image in my unsophisticated read zero knowledge in philosophy mind was this old professor talking inside his wood paneled and fully carpeted office about the things like existentialism that was so deep I would never ever understand what he was saying On the other hand prior to the Anderson’s book I used to see the image of Che Guevara printed on the t shirts of some hip teenagers I had some clues who he was because of the communist posters my handsome brother brought home when he was still in studying in a radical university But not all young Filipinos one caller in a morning show thought that Guevara was some kind of a band soloist so he asked what latest rock song he recorded Thanks to printed words Thanks to books We can read them and we can be informed We can choose not to be ignorant We can also contribute to influencing future generations by writing too We can make books of our ownThe importance of reading and writing to his life This is basically the main theme of this book The Words by the existentialist philosopher Jean Paul Sartre At the age of 59 he wrote this book about the first 10 years of his life on earth He was exposed to books at a very young age He remembered looking at the volumes and volumes of similar hardbound books stacked in his grandparents’ room He did not know what were those but he loved to touch them and hear the flipping of the crisp pages From then on he resolved to himself that he would not only read those books someday but he also become a writer Same thing happened to Che Guevara His parents also loved to buy and read books In the above mentioned Anderson’s biography of Guevara one of Che’s childhood friends recalled that he could barely navigate inside the living room of the Guevaras because of the many stacks of books and magazines on the floor So what made Sartre and Guevara in common 1 They both loved to read; 2 They both believed and supported Marxism; 3 They actually saw and talk to each other in Cuba in the 60’s In fact when Guevara died in 1967 Satre declared “He is not only an intellectual but also the most complete human being of our age and the era’s most perfect man”; 4 I both have read something about them Ako na Me already Next in my to be read is the childhood days of Sartre’s girlfriend Simone de Beauvior Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter

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CHARACTERS á Les Mots ✓ [PDF / Epub] ✅ Les Mots By Jean-Paul Sartre – After his father's early death Jean Paul Sartre was brought up at his grandfather's home in a world even then eighty years out of date In Words Sartre recalls growing up within the confines of French After his father's early death Jean Paul Sartre was broughReading and writing A brilliant work of self analysis Words provides an essential background to the philosophy of one of the profoundest thinkers of the twentieth century. This book is an awesome display of the deeply literary and ‘religious’—religious in the sense of considering all the world and one’s self to be profoundly significant and purposive in every part— nature of Sartre It explains so much about him The title The Words refers to the way he attached a supremely high value in the first half of his life to reading writing and being read This is an autobiographical account of his first ten years of life which were so formative for his adult life I cannot emphasize enough how very much of Sartre’s philosophy is explained here I was actually shocked to discover in his first decade alone so many unveilings to the meaning AND motive for his later work Sartre was once tempted to think it funny that people wondered if he even had a childhood “When I was thirty friends were surprised ‘One would think you didn’t have parents Or a childhood’ And I was silly enough to feel flattered” This was due to Sartre’s early adult abandonment of his past which he believed could only be interpreted from his future Now Sartre is writing this book in his sixties and finding value in his earlier life like he thought he would but in a different way I truly believe he grew to appreciate each moment of his life in itself rather than as a chronicle to lure others into loving himself which he couldn’t do “Because I did not love myself sufficiently I fled forward The result is that I loved myself still less”Sartre’s father died when he was two years old and his mother moved with him into her parents’ home It was an upper middleclass home steeped in education impassioned politics and family tension which would indelibly shape his psyche and self esteem for the rest of his life His relationship with his mother was much like brother and sister even as an adult to a child at times and he accustomed himself to calling her by her name “Anne Marie” The cause of this was his grandfather’s contempt for Jean Paul’s father who died very inconveniently and the subseuent belittling treatment of Anne Marie by his grandfather who was irked to have his daughter again as his dependent plus one leveled in Jean Paul’s mind the roles of Jean Paul and his mother Anne Marie was treated as an importunate child but Jean Paul was coddled as his grandfather’s alter ego and praised from a young age for his precocity Actually he was a spoiled brat and he knew it and it wasn’t long before he despised himself for the pretentious melodrama with which he stooped to please his grandfather and sustain his image as a child prodigy Sartre developed a persona that existed solely to please others around him and his authentic abilities and desires were hidden deep beneath a veneer that was for him hardly comfortable or satisfying “Even in solitude I was putting on an act I sank deeper and deeper into imposture Condemned to please I endowed myself with charms that withered on the spot” He developed many neuroses during his younger years and may never have outgrown some of them His feeling of superfluity and absolute insignificance apart from the attention of his doters which was inconsistent at best and frankly demoralizing hollowed out his sense of security and worth and he increasingly repressed and compartmentalized his less favorable habits interests and personality traits to survive socially The result is that he loathed himself and all identity pimps He fell in love with writing only superficially and theatrically at first determined to impress his watchers He then introverted so far that he couldn’t find his way out for a long time and he wrote himself into an self awareness coma by creating fictions in which he was always a delivering hero and the world was celebrating him eternally It was during this time he began to live ‘posthumously’ imputing meaning to his life by imagining how his ideas and fantasti