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Freedom, the key notion of existentialism, reveals itself in Saint Genet, even more
clearly than in Being and Nothingness, as a compulsion to assign meaning, a
refusal to let the world alone. According to Sartre's phenomenology of action, ...
As I have said, the only work of Sartre's comparable to Saint Genet is the dazzling
essay on Baudelaire. Baudelaire is analyzed as a man in revolt whose life is
continually lived in bad faith. His freedom is not creative, rebellious though it may
This is the bizarre point of connection between Sartre and Genet; two more
different human beings it would be hard to imagine. In Genet, Sartre has found
his ideal subject. To be sure, he has drowned in him. Nevertheless, Saint Genet
is a ...
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AGAINST INTERPRETATION: And Other EssaysUser Review - Kirkus
If one were to judge these essays in terms of price, their value would be very high. At her best (and worst) Miss Sontag offers three pennies worth of thought in any one sentence. "The function of ... Read full review