21 June-Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre was a native of France. He was an author, philosopher and literary critic. He was one of the leading philosophers of the 20th century and one of the main figures in the philosophy of existentialism. His most famous plays include Les Mouches (The Flies) and Huis Clos (No Exit). Sartre was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1964 but he refused to accept it.

Jean-Paul Sartre, author, philosopher and literary critic was born in Paris, France in the year 1905 On This Day.

Jean-Paul Sartre, painted portrait

Sartre and de Beauvoir

 

 

 

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