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Elkaïm-Sartre, Arlette

Works: 79 works in 302 publications in 5 languages and 5,995 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Drama  Personal narratives‡vFrench  Diaries  Biography  Controversial literature  Motion picture plays  Interviews 
Roles: Editor, Other, Translator, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Narrator, Host, Adapter
Classifications: B819, 111
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Most widely held works by Arlette Elkaïm-Sartre
Truth and existence by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At long last, Truth and Existence allows us to read Jean-Paul Sartre's analysis of knowing and truth. This brilliant epistemological sequel to Being and Nothingness was found among Sartre's unpublished manuscripts by his adoptive daughter and executor, Arlette Elkaim-Sartre. Posthumously published in France in 1989, the work dates to 1948, shortly after Sartre's controversial call for the writer's political commitment and his celebrated public lecture "Existentialism Is a Humanism." Truth and Existence, written in response to Martin Heidegger's The Essence of Truth, is a product of the years when Sartre was reaching full stature as a philosopher, novelist, playwright, essayist, and political activist. This brief, coherent, and engaging text presents Sartre's ontology of truth in terms of his characteristic key moral questions of freedom, action, and bad faith. While stressing the intuitive and personal dimensions of truth, Truth and Existence also explores the argument that ignoring is an intentional act starting, like all knowledge, from the primary ontological condition of ignorance. Thus, at the heart of Sartre's discussion are explanations of ignorance (as resulting from the choice to ignore), phenomenological descriptions (of behavior seeking to avoid the truth), and the reasons why one chooses to avoid the truth. Sartre explores why one Madame T., afflicted with tuberculosis, should choose to ignore the disease that is killing her rather than take responsibility for it. Here is Sartre the existentialist at his most original and most provocative: this work of epistemology, based on ontology, becomes a work of ethics. At the same time, Truth and Existence foreshadows and lays the basis for some of the most important insights of the Critique of Dialectical Reason. Truth and Existence is introduced by an extended biographical, historical, and analytical essay by Ronald Aronson
Critique of dialectical reason by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

27 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in French and English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On genocide ; and, A summary of the evidence and the judgments of the International War Crimes Tribunal by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On genocide" was written at the end of the International War Crimes Tribunal, 1967, and adopted by the tribunal as part of its findings
Imagination; a psychological critique by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "The Imaginary", Sartre presents theories of human imagination and consciousness that drove his existentialism and his theories of human freedom. This translation by Jonathan Webber rectifies flaws in the terminology of the 1948 translation and recaptures the essence of Sartre's phenomenology
Typhus by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in French and English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Malaya during the British protectorate, the story centers on the improbable couple formed by Nellie, a down-at-heel nightclub singer, whose partner succumbs at an early stage to the epidemic of typhus sweeping the country, and the disgraced former doctor Georges, who has sunk to the lowest depths of a highly stratified colonial society. Though it does not shy from the political issues of colonialism and race that are implied in its setting, Typhus is both a turbulent love story in the best traditions of Western popular cinema and an existentialist tale of moral redemption. --Publisher's description
Existentialism is a humanism = (L'Existentialisme est un humanisme) ; including, a commentary on The stranger (Explication de L'Étranger) by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It was to correct common misconceptions about his thought that Sartre accepted an invitation to speak on October 29, 1945, at the Club Maintenant in Paris. The unstated objective of his lecture ("Existentialism Is a Humanism") was to expound his philosophy as a form of "existentialism," a term much bandied about at the time. Sartre asserted that existentialism was essentially a doctrine for philosophers, though, ironically, he was about to make it accessible to a general audience. The published text of his lecture quickly became one of the bibles of existentialism and made Sartre an international celebrity." "The idea of freedom occupies the center of Sartre's doctrine. Man, born into an empty, godless universe, is nothing to begin with. He creates his essence - his self, his being - through the choices he freely makes ("existence precedes essence"). Were it not for the contingency of his death, he would never end. Choosing to be this or that is to affirm the value of what we choose. In choosing, therefore, we commit not only ourselves but all of mankind." "This edition of Existentialism Is a Humanism is a translation of the 1996 French edition, which includes Arlette Elkaim-Sartre's introduction and a Q&A with Sartre about his lecture. Paired with "Existentialism Is a Humanism" is another seminal Sartre text, his commentary on Camus's The Stranger. In her foreword, intended for an American audience, acclaimed Sartre biographer Annie Cohen-Solal offers an assessment of both works."--BOOK JACKET
Vérité et existence by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mallarmé : la lucidité et sa face d'ombre by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in French and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carnets de la drôle de guerre : septembre 1939-mars 1940 by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nouvelle édition augmentée d'un cahier inédit de 170 pages. Un document et un chef-d'oeuvre. Depuis ##Les mots##, ces ##Carnets## constituent le plus émouvant et le plus authentique des livres de Sartre. Le philosophe a 34 ans, dans trois ans il publiera ##L'être et le néant##. A sa façon, prodigieuse, il trompe l'ennui de la drôle de guerre. Il aborde les sujets les plus divers d'Heidegger à l'érotisme en passant par l'amitié et l'ébauche d'un système existentiel, mais revient toujours à lui, à sa jeunesse, ses amis (Nizan) ses rapports avec l'argent, ses lectures. Il dénonce, à tous le "comédien", qu'il a été, assoiffé de vérités immédiates, à la recherche d'une éthique de l'authenticité. [SDM]
La reine Albemarle, ou, Le dernier touriste : fragments by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundel notities, geschreven tijdens het verblijf van de auteur in een aantal Italiaanse steden in 1951
Existentialism and humanism by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in French and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A l'origine, il s'agissait d'une conférence mondaine devant le Club maintenant en 1947. Dans cet essai, Sartre définit sa conception de la philosophie existentialiste. Après avoir distingué deux courants existentialistes, l'un chrétien, l'autre athée, dont lui-même se réclame, Sartre part d'une définition de base : "l'existence précède l'essence."
Being and nothingness : an essay on phenomenological ontology by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

19 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in French and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"L'être ne saurait engendrer que l'être et, si l'homme est englobé dans ce processus de génération, il ne sortira de lui que de l'être. S'il doit pouvoir interroger sur ce processus, c'est-à-dire le mettre en question, il faut qu'il puisse le tenir sous sa vue comme un ensemble, c'est-à-dire se mettre lui-même en dehors de l'être et du même coup affaiblir la structure d'être de l'être. Toutefois il n'est pas donné à la "réalité humaine" d'anéantir, même provisoirement, la masse d'être qui est posée en face d'elle. Ce qu'elle peut modifier, c'est son rapport avec cet être. Pour elle, mettre hors de circuit un existant particulier, c'est se mettre elle-même hors de circuit par rapport à cet existant. En ce cas elle lui échappe, elle est hors d'atteinte, il ne saurait agir sur elle, elle s'est retirée par-delà un néant. Cette possibilité pour la réalité humaine de sécréter un néant qui l'isole, Descartes, après les Stoïciens, lui a donné un nom : c'est la liberté." J. P. sartre -- Back cover
The imagination by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

8 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in French and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in French in 1936, this is a pivotal early work by Jean-Paul Sartre. This major new translation makes a classic work of philosophy available to a new audience
Search for a method by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La méthode marxiste actuelle, affirme Sartre dans cet essai écrit en 1957 pour une revue polonaise, "s'identifie à la Terreur par son refus inflexible de différencier. Son but est l'assimilation totale au prix du moindre effort. Il ne s'agit pas de réaliser l'intégration du divers en tant que tel, en lui gardant son autonomie relative, mais de le supprimer". Ainsi, toute analyse marxiste d'une vie d'homme, d'un événement ou d'une période historique n'est plus qu'un jeu de concepts qui ne découvre rien. Sans remettre en cause les thèses de Marx, notamment sur l'importance des conditions matérielles dans les relations humaines, Sartre entend montrer que ces relations, aussi réifiées qu'elles puissent être, ne se laissent pas dissoudre dans l'économique ; il propose, pour repousser la limite marxiste à une compréhension de l'homme concret, de l'Histoire concrète, une méthode dialectique, progressive-régressive, dont certaines notions sont issues de l'existentialisme. C'est cette méthode qu'il mettra en œuvre dès l'année suivante dans son grand ouvrage (qu'il appelle ici sa "seconde partie") Critique de la Raison dialectique. -- Back cover
Aggadoth du Talmud de Babylone : la source de Jacob-ʼEin Yaakov by Marc-Alain Ouaknin( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in French and English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Théorie des ensembles pratiques précédé de Questions de méthode by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

8 editions published between 1960 and 1985 in French and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie van de Franse filosoof en auteur (1905-1980) over de integratie van het existentialisme in het marxisme
Situations by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recueil de critiques littéraires consacrées à Faulkner, Dos Passos ou Melville, Camus, Jules Renard ou Drieu La Rochelle. La première édition date de 1947
L'intelligibilité de l'histoire by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in French and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tribunal Russell : le jugement de Stockholm by International War Crimes Tribunal( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Situations by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
El Kaim, Arlette

El Kaïm-Sartre, Arlette

Elkaim, Arlette

Kaim, Arlette El

Kaïm-Sartre, Arlette El

Sartre Arlette Elkaïm-

Critique of dialectical reasonImagination; a psychological critiqueTyphusExistentialism is a humanism = (L'Existentialisme est un humanisme) ; including, a commentary on The stranger (Explication de L'Étranger)Being and nothingness : an essay on phenomenological ontology