The Man With The Golden Brain

Philosopher, novelist and playwright Jean-paul Sartre was one of the most charismatic and influential public figures of his generation.

His disregard for bourgeois society and morals, religion and sexual fidelity shook post-War society, yet his philosophy of freedom, his tireless support of oppressed people throughout the world and his strikingly original novels and plays have all left an enduring mark on French culture.

In the centenary year of Sartre's birth, Kevin Jackson celebrates his achievement together with Sartre's friends Olivier Todd and Michel Contat; his biographer Annie Cohen-Solal; writers Lisa Appignanesi and John Baxter; philosopher Simon Blackburn; and of course Mrs Premise and Mrs Conclusion from Monty Python.

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Philosopher, novelist and playwright Jean-paul Sartre was one of the most charismatic and influential public figures of his generation.

His disregard for bourgeois society and morals, religion and sexual fidelity shook post-War society, yet his philosophy of freedom, his tireless support of oppressed people throughout the world and his strikingly original novels and plays have all left an enduring mark on French culture.

In the centenary year of Sartre's birth, Kevin Jackson celebrates his achievement together with Sartre's friends Olivier Todd and Michel Contat; his biographer Annie Cohen-Solal; writers Lisa Appignanesi and John Baxter; philosopher Simon Blackburn; and of course Mrs Premise and Mrs Conclusion from Monty Python.