Simone Du Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre og Che Guevara (udenfor billedet Antonio Núñez Jiménez ) i samtale på Cuba 1960. Foto: Alberto Korda. Public Domain.
Simone Du Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre og Che Guevara (udenfor billedet Antonio Núñez Jiménez ) i samtale på Cuba 1960. Foto: Alberto Korda. Public Domain. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Personliste om den franske forfatter og filosof Jean-Paul Sartre (født i Paris 21. juni 1905, død i Paris 15. april 1980) med leksika-artikler, sites og artikler / bøger om Sartre.
(Tidsskriftcentret, påbegyndt april 2010). Med-grundlægger f tidsskriftet Les Temps modernes (oktober 1945-maj 2019).

Leksika og sites

Jean-Paul Sartre sælger den Maoistiske avis La Cause du Peuple. Tegner: Calvi. (CC BY-SA 4.0).
Jean-Paul Sartre sælger den Maoistiske avis La Cause du Peuple. Tegner: Calvi. (CC BY-SA 4.0). Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Artikler om Jean-Paul Sartre/ Articles about …

Jean-Paul Sartre: Politisk engagement og forsvar for de udstødte (pdf) (Det Ny Clarté, nr.20, august 2012, s.65-70). Scroll ned.
“Jacob Dahl Rendtorff vil i det følgende skildre Sartre som kritisk intellektuel …”

Eksistentialismen er en idealisme. Af Bjarne Nielsen (, 23. maj 2013)
“… i 1943 udgav franskmanden Jean-Paul Sartre sit filosofiske hovedværk ‘Væren og intet’, hvori han gav Kierkegaards eksistentialisme et ateistisk og populært udtryk.” Se også Magnus M. Ziegler: ‘Væren og intet’ hurtigt fortalt (, 23. maj 2013).

Sartre og den politiske praksis (pdf). Af Rossana Rossanda (Kultur & Klasse, nr.34, 1979, s.70-103; online på Engelsk udgave, se  ovenfor.
“Det er vanskeligt at adskille hans impasses og nederlag fra  hele det revolutionære venstres i de sidste fyrre år; den vestlige revolutions forhåbninger og nederlag har i ham, som i få andre, ikke et vidne eller en historiker, men et enestående sammenløbspunkt …”

Jean-Paul Sartre’s existential Marxism shows how we can make our own history. By Sam Coombes (Jacobin, May 26, 2023)
“Jean-Paul Sartre was the world’s most renowned philosopher when he set out to renew Marxist theory in the 1950s. The result was a brilliant analysis of how human beings can overcome the weight of social structures to change the world for the better.”

Jean-Paul Sartre took a stand against Empire. By Oliver Gloag (Jacobin, August 20, 2021)
“Jean-Paul Sartre came to prominence just as France was trying to cling onto its empire in a series of bloody wars. He used his platform as a public intellectual to speak out bravely against colonial repression, risking his own life in the process.”

Jean-Paul Sartre: between existentialism and Marxism. By James Plested (Red Flag, 20 June 2021)
“While neither his early ‘pure’ existentialism nor his later existentialist brand of Marxism is compelling, his status as among the most committed left-wing public intellectuals of the twentieth century is worth celebrating. His consistent radicalism and activist orientation in the post-war period place him far above most of today’s intellectuals.”

Freedom, resistance, and responsibility: The philosophy and politics of Jean–Paul Sartre with Ian Birchall (The National WWII Museum, 16 April 2021)
“The importance of World War II to Jean-Paul Sartre’s life and thought is often overlooked.” See also Part 2 (23 April 2021).

How Jean-Paul Sartre and Les Temps modernes supported Algeria’s struggle for freedom. By Ian Birchall (Jacobin, March 25, 2021)
“France waged a brutal colonial war in Algeria during the 1950s. But a group of writers clustered around Jean-Paul Sartre’s journal Les Temps modernes played a courageous role, exposing French war crimes and supporting the right of the Algerian people to self-determination.”

Individualism or class struggle? (Weekly Worker, Issue 1239, 21 February 2019)
“René Gimpel examines the philosophical and political development of Jean-Paul Sartre, and his fraught relationship with the French Communist Party” + Part 2: Commitment and collectivity (Issue 1240, 28 February 2019). “In this second part I will focus in particular on the events of May 1968.”

Sartre and the Communists (Jacobin, April 15, 2017). Interview with Sartre from 1972:
“On the anniversary of Sartre’s death, his memory of his sometimes fraught relationship with the French Communist Party.”

The Work of Sartre: Search for Freedom and the Challenge of History. By Dominic Alexander (Counterfire, 20 December 2012). Review of István Mészáros’s book (Monthly Review Press, 2012)
“István Mészáros’ updated study of Sartre is a valuable exploration of the political implications of that great philosopher’s commitments and ideas.”

Jean-Paul Sartre and the Jewish Question. By Ian Birchall (, 2011; online at Internet Archive). Review of Jonathan Judaken, Jean-Paul Sartre and the Jewish Question, (University of Nebraska Press, 2006)
“It is an impressive and formidably documented piece of work (marred only by a few small inaccuracies) which will undoubtedly form a valuable foundation for further research and discussion.”

Sartre: Conversations with a ‘Bourgeois Revolutionary’. By Joseph L. Walsh (Monthly Review, Vol.62, No.2, June 2010). Review of John Gerassi, Talking with Sartre: Conversations and Debates (Yale University Press, 2009)
“For those who continue to be intrigued or fascinated by Sartre, this book will yield new details and insights into his thought and work. For those for whom Sartre is now only a name, there is probably no better introduction to the man and his era.”

Jean-Paul Sartre: philosophy of freedom (Socialist Worker, Issue 1955, 11 June 2005)
“Rebecca Pitt celebrates the life, politics and ideas of Jean-Paul Sartre.”

Sartre at 100: still relevant. By Doug Ireland (Direland, June 22, 2005; online at Internet Archive)
“Today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jean-Paul Sartre, the philosopher who was the Nobel Prize laureate for literature in 1964 (a prize which Sartre refused, explaining: ‘A writer must refuse to allow himself to be transformed into an institution).”

Sartre’s century. By Ian Birchal (International Socialism, Issue 107, Summer 2005, p.125-143)
“Jean-Paul Sartre was the dominant figure in French intellectual life for half a century and an inspiration to the new left of the 1950s and 1960s.”

Sartre and terror. By Ian Birchall (Sartre Studies International, Vol.11, No.1-2, Spring 2005, p.251-264, online at South Asia Citizens Web/Internet Archive)
“The period 1939-1962, in which most of Sartre’s major work was produced, was a period of almost uninterrupted violent conflict for his native land.”

Jean-Paul Sartre: A critical tribute. By Istvan Meszaros (Socialist Register, Vol.12, 1975, p.1-47)
“Jean-Paul Sartre is seventy: what does he mean to us? He is a man who lived half his life in the limelight of extreme notoriety … no writer in his life-time has been the target of so many attacks, from the most varied and rather powerful quarters, as Jean-Paul Sartre. What are the reasons? How should we approach the work of this man: our contemporary?”

Sartre’s political practice. By Rossana Rossanda (Socialist Register, Vol.12, 1975, p.48-74)
“Sartre’s political actions, rather than his political thinking, are the subject of these notes: the way he has judged the history through which he has lived, how he chose sides, and why, the people he allied himself with, and those he allies himself with today.”

Sartre and the myth of practice. By Ian H. Birchall (International Socialism, No.45, November-December 1970, p.20-24) + Sartre: Part Two (No.46, February/March 1971, p.17-22)
“Sartre’s politics and his whole world view are radically different from those of International Socialism, and there is little point in pretending that they are not, though equally the common view of Sartre as a naive fellow-traveller with Stalinism must be challenged.”

Sartre: He missed the boat but he kept on swimming – Jean-Paul Sartre 1905–1980. By Ian Birchall (Socialist Review, Issue 5, 19 May-14 June 1980, p.32-33.; online at Marxists Internet Archive)
“Contrary to received opinion Sartre was never a Stalinist and never a Maoist.”

Bøger om Sartre

Sartre and the idea of freedom in the anti-colonial struggle. By Dan La Botz (New Politics, Issue 51, Summer 2011). Review of Paige Arthur, Unfinished Projects: Decolonization and the Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre (Verso, 2010)
“This book, written in an academic style and leaving no intellectual stone on the beach of French thought unturned, does an excellent job of examining Sartre’s intellectual and political development through the lens of his involvement in the anti-colonial movement.”

Sartre against Stalinism. By Ian H. Birchall (Berghahn Books, 2004, 242 p.) (Berghahn Monographs in French Studies)
“It is true that Sartre was guilty of many serious misjudgements with regard to the USSSR … but his relationships with the Marxist left was much more complex and contradictory …”

  • The hesitation waltz. By Ben Watson (Radical Philosophy, Issue 129, January/February 2005, p.42-45)
    “Given his politics, the aspect of Sartre which causes Birchall grief is his vacillating relationship to the French Communist Party (PCF): the ‘against Stalinism’ of his title is deliberately tendentious.”
  • Reclaiming Sartre. By Rebecca Pitt (International Socialism, Issue 102, 2004, p. 132-43)
    “Ian Birchall’s primary aim is to critically reclaim Jean-Paul Sartre for the anti-Stalinist left, in response to a variety of criticisms levelled at Sartre both during and after his lifetime.”
Gravsten for Jean Paul Sartre og Simone de Beauvoir i Cimitière Montparnasse, Paris. Foto: Taget 27. juni 2010 af Andrea Schaffer. (CC BY 2.0).
Gravsten for Jean Paul Sartre og Simone de Beauvoir i Cimitière Montparnasse, Paris. Foto: Taget 27. juni 2010 af Andrea Schaffer. (CC BY 2.0). Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Sartre’s quest for human freedom. By Phil Shannon (Green Left Weekly, Issue 653, 25 January 2006). Review of Annie Cohen-Sodal: Jean Paul Sarte: a life (The New Press, 2005)
“The re-issue of Annie Cohen-Solal’s biography of the militant intellectual shows why this philosopher angered military and other conservatives, but won the respect of all who rebelled against colonialism and other shackles on human freedom.”

Reality and myth – inside and outside the Sartre-Beauvoir world. By Maria Antonietta Perna (A World to Win, 2007). Review of Hazel Rowley: Tête à  Tête: The Lives and Loves of Simone de Beauvoir & Jean-Paul Sartre (Chatto & Windus, 2006)
“This volume is highly recommended as a serious introduction to the two French writers’ work.”

Making sense of Sartre. By Maria Antonietta Perna (A World To Win, 2006). Review of Robert Bernasconi: How to read Sartre (Granta, 2006)
“Bernasconi’s is an excellent introduction. Key concepts are explained in a user-friendly manner. The continuity and development of Sartre’s thought is explained in line with the emerging and deepening of his concerns for the socio-political situation of his days.”

Fraying friendship. By Louis Proyect (Swans, August 1, 2005). Review of Ronald Aronson: Camus and Sartre: the story of a friendship and the quarrel that ended it (University of Chicago Press, 2004)
“[The book] is a penetrating study of the friendship of two French philosopher/activists and the political differences that eventually led to their breakup.”

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Tidslinjen: 9. januar 1908, om Simone de Beauvoir