"What is Literature?" and Other Essays

By Jean-Paul Sartre

"What is Literature?" is still the main major severe landmark of French literature because international struggle II. Neither summary nor abstruse, it's a awesome, provocative functionality through a author extra encouraged than wary. "What is Literature?" challenges someone who writes as though literature might be extricated from heritage or society. yet Sartre does greater than indict. He bargains a definitive assertion in regards to the phenomenology of studying, and he is going directly to offer a speeding instance of the way to jot down a background of literature that takes ideology and associations into consideration. This new version of "What is Literature?" additionally collects 3 different an important essays of Sartre's for the 1st time in a quantity of his. The essays offering Sartre's per thirty days, Les Temps modernes, and at the certainly French demeanour of nationalizing literature do a lot to create a context for Sartre's treatise. "Black Orpheus" has been for a few years a key textual content for the research of black and third-world literatures.

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