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Gerassi, John

Overview
Works: 76 works in 343 publications in 6 languages and 9,385 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Interviews  Personal narratives‡vCanadian  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: B2430.S34, 309.18
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Most widely held works about John Gerassi
 
Most widely held works by John Gerassi
Latin American radicalism; a documentary report on Left and Nationalist movements by Irving Louis Horowitz( Book )

19 editions published in 1969 in English and Italian and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean-Paul Sartre : hated conscience of his century by John Gerassi( Book )

25 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and French and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written by Sartre's official biographer, and based on over one hundred hours of interviews with him between 1974 and 1979, and another hundred hours with Sartre's friends, colleagues, and enemies, this book unveils the real Jean-Paul Sartre like no other. Sartre trusted the integrity of Gerassi so completely that he considered Gerassi's biography to be the continuation of his own autobiography, Les mots. As a friend, Gerassi writes with advantages shared by no other biographer of Sartre. Gerassi had access to all of Sartre's files, unpublished manuscripts, and extensive notes for planned but undelivered lectures. He had access to many of Sartre's unpublished letters as well. Thus Gerassi was able to immerse himself in Sartre's literary, philosophical, and personal writings. Although authorized, this biography is not uncritical. During his interviews with Sartre, Gerassi discussed and sometimes argued conflicting interpretations, challenged rationalizations, and prodded Sartre's memories. Grassi applied Sartre's own dialectical method on Sartre himself, using the works to explain the man and the man to explain his works. Each of Sartre's major philosophical and political positions are examined and placed in relation to the events of his life. Following Sartre from his earliest years until the end of World War II in 1945, this volume explores Sartre's development into a political radical through various transformations. This book sheds brilliant light on both the life and the thoughts of the man who embodied one of the prime intellectual movements of the 20th century. -- Publisher description
The American way of crime by Frank Browning( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and French and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unconventional history of the United States traces crime in America from the Puritans through Watergate and considers the special-interest groups who have at one time or another defined what is legal and what is not
Revolutionary priest; the complete writings & messages of Camilo Torres by Camilo Torres( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North Vietnam: a documentary by John Gerassi( Book )

15 editions published between 1968 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great fear: the reconquest of Latin America by Latin Americans by John Gerassi( Book )

14 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talking with Sartre : conversations and debates by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What would it be like to be privy to the mind of one of the twentieth century's greatest thinkers? John Gerassi had just this opportunity; as a child, his mother and father were very close friends with Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, and the couple became for him like surrogate parents. Authorized by Sartre to write his biography, Gerassi conducted a long series of interviews between 1970 and 1974, which he has now edited to produce this revelatory and breathtaking portrait of one of the world's most famous intellectuals. Through the interviews, with both their informalities and their tensions, Sartre's greater complexities emerge. In particular, we see Sartre wrestling with the apparent contradiction between his views on freedom and the influence of social conditions on our choices and actions. We also gain insight into his perspectives on the Spanish Civil War, World War II, and the disintegration of colonialism
The great fear in Latin America by John Gerassi( Book )

45 editions published between 1963 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The premature antifascists : North American volunteers in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39 : an oral history by John Gerassi( Book )

11 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boys of Boise; furor, vice, and folly in an American city by John Gerassi( Book )

12 editions published between 1966 and 2001 in English and Elamite and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstructie van een homoseksueel zedenschandaal dat in 1955 de hoofdstad van Idaho op zijn kop zette
Venceremos! The speeches and writings of Ernesto Che Guevara by Che Guevara( Book )

26 editions published between 1968 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coming of the New International : a revolutionary anthology by John Gerassi( Book )

6 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towards revolution by John Gerassi( Book )

13 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fidel Castro, a biography by John Gerassi( Book )

5 editions published between 1967 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the man who became dictator of Cuba in 1959 after a successful revolution against Batista's military dictatorship and reorganized the country into a Communist state
Latin America radicalism : a documentary report on Left and Nationalist movements( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El gran miedo de América Latina by John Gerassi( Book )

10 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in Spanish and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entretiens avec Sartre by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in French and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"De 1970 à 1974, Jean-Paul Sartre, qui s'y était jusqu'alors toujours refusé, accepta de se confier en vue d'une biographie. Celle-ci ne vit jamais le jour, mais donna lieu à une extraordinaire série d'entretiens entre le philosophe au faîte de sa gloire et John Gerassie, fils d'un couple d'amis de longue date. C'est un homme âgé et malade qui parle, mais ses capacités d'analyse, sa franchise, ses convictions, et surtout son humour, sont intacts. Sartre, saisi dans la vérité et le grain inimitable de sa voix, se montre tour à tour facétieux, percutant, catégorique ou rongé de doutes, enthousiaste ou mélancolique, toujours brillant. Il s'y révèle sans tabou, par-delà la légende, et aborde tous les sujets : l'enfance, la mère, la guerre, le "pacte" avec Simone de Beauvoir et les "amours contingentes", l'écriture, la drogue, l'engagement. Demeuré inédit pendant près de quarante ans, ce document unique - plusieurs dizaines d'heures de conversation, retranscrites sur plus de 2000 pages, dont John Gerassi a tiré les moments les plus forts - esquisse ainsi, en filigrane, l'autobiographie que Sartre n'écrivit jamais. Bilan d'un destin d'exception, c'est aussi la radiographie d'un siècle dont il fut l'un des acteurs et témoins majeurs."_Contracub
Defend Cuba and the Cuban five : a panel at New York University Law School May 19, 2003( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolutionary priest : the complete writings and messages by Camilo Torres( Book )

14 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towards revolution by John Gerassi( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Jean-Paul Sartre : hated conscience of his century
Alternative Names
John Gerassi French writer

Languages
English (233)

French (17)

Spanish (11)

Italian (1)

Elamite (1)

Dutch (1)

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Talking with Sartre : conversations and debatesThe boys of Boise; furor, vice, and folly in an American city