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Gerassi, John

Overview
Works: 76 works in 382 publications in 6 languages and 9,463 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Interviews  Personal narratives‡vCanadian  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Juvenile works  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: B2430.S34, 309.18
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Gerassi
Latin American radicalism; a documentary report on Left and Nationalist movements by Irving Louis Horowitz( Book )

31 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,033 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 Gerassi had access to all of Sartre's files, unpublished manuscripts, and extensive notes for planned but undelivered lectures. He had access to many of Sartre's unpublished letters as well.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 )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 922 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 )

22 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North Vietnam: a documentary by John Gerassi( Book )

17 editions published between 1968 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in English and French and held by 615 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: the reconquest of Latin America by Latin Americans by John Gerassi( Book )

14 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great fear in Latin America by John Gerassi( Book )

48 editions published between 1963 and 1973 in 4 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1966 and 2001 in English and held by 517 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 )

28 editions published between 1968 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 436 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 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towards revolution by John Gerassi( Book )

10 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 219 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
Sartre, conscience haïe de son siècle by John Gerassi( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in Spanish and English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CRIME A L'AMERICAINE by Frank Browning( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans cette étude détaillée et bien documentée, les auteurs analysent les divers types de crimes commis aux Etats-Unis et les replacent dans le contexte social et historique du peuple américain, à diverses époques de son histoire depuis l'ère coloniale. Certains éléments de l'édition originale ont été omis dans la traduction, parce que considérés comme moins pertinents pour les lecteurs français
Revolutionary priest : the complete writings and messages by Camilo Torres( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towards revolution by John Gerassi( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Jean-Paul Sartre : hated conscience of his century
Alternative Names
John Gerassi écrivain français

John Gerassi French writer

Languages
English (264)

French (19)

Spanish (12)

German (1)

Italian (1)

Dutch (1)

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