After his father's early death Jean-Paul Sartre was brought up at his grandfather's home in a world even then eighty years out of date.
In Words Sartre recalls growing up within the confines of French provincialism in the period before the First World War, an illusion-ridden childhood made bearable by his lively imagination and passion for reading and writing.
A brilliant work of self-analysis, Words provides an essential background to the philosophy of one of the profoundest thinkers of the twentieth century.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 160 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 27/07/2000
- Category: Biography: general
- ISBN: 9780141183466