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Gerassi, John

Overview
Works: 74 works in 310 publications in 6 languages and 9,316 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Interviews  Personal narratives‡vCanadian  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, 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 )
22 editions published in 1969 in English and Italian and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great fear: the reconquest of Latin America by Latin Americans by John Gerassi( Book )
63 editions published between 1963 and 1973 in 4 languages and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jean-Paul Sartre : hated conscience of his century by John Gerassi( Book )
11 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,040 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 Gerassi had access to all of Sartre's files, unpublished manuscripts, and extensive notes for planned but undelivered lectures. He had access to many of Sartre's unpublished letters as well.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 1,020 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
Talking with Sartre : conversations and debates by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 805 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
Revolutionary priest; the complete writings & messages of Camilo Torres by Camilo Torres( Book )
28 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
North Vietnam: a documentary by John Gerassi( Book )
9 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The premature antifascists : North American volunteers in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39 : an oral history by John Gerassi( Book )
9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The boys of Boise; furor, vice, and folly in an American city by John Gerassi( Book )
13 editions published between 1966 and 2001 in English and Elamite and held by 514 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 )
25 editions published between 1968 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The coming of the New International : a revolutionary anthology by John Gerassi( Book )
5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Towards revolution by John Gerassi( Book )
11 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 216 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 172 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 )
9 editions published in 1992 in French and English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Entretiens avec Sartre by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in French and held by 34 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 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Orde heerst in Berlijn : een keuze uit haar geschriften by Rosa Luxemburg( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in Dutch and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Towards revolution by John Gerassi( Book )
4 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unrepentant radical educator : the writings of John Gerassi, edited and with interviews by Tony Monchinski by John Gerassi( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Unrepentant Critical Pedagogy encompasses the life, times, and activism of John 'Tito' Gerassi. A lifelong political animal and radical educator, Tito has lived his critical pedagogy on the barricades and front lines of the Movement; as a newsman for Time, Newsweek, and The New York Times; as a blacklisted professor exiled in Europe; as a Korean War Green Beret; as best selling author of The Great Fear in Latin America and nine other books. Major historical figures in Tito's life include Herbert Marcuse and Michel Foucault, Che Guevara and the Black Panthers, Simone deBeauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, and his own father, the artist and Spanish Civil War Republican General Fernando Gerassi. Unrepentant Critical Pedagogy gathers together a collection of previously unpublished and out of print essays and articles by Tito. There are also three new interviews with John Gerassi by Tony Monchinski examining Tito's life, his time in the Movement, and his critical pedagogy."-Back cover
Dialectics of liberation by Congress on the Dialectics of Liberation( Recording )
in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Languages
English (207)
French (13)
Spanish (8)
Dutch (2)
Italian (1)
Elamite (1)
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