[NetBehaviour] Camus vs. Sartre (documentary)

marc marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Mon Jul 30 14:05:37 CEST 2012

Camus vs. Sartre (documentary)

(ORIGINAL) Camus vs. Sartre. This documentary is about the battle 
between these two great writer/philosophers after WWII in Paris over 
Camus' book The Rebel. What was once a friendship had now turn sour. 
After the war, Camus began frequenting the Café de Flore on the 
Boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris with Sartre and others. He also toured 
the United States to lecture about French thought. Although he leaned 
left, politically, his strong criticisms of Communist doctrine did not 
win him any friends in the Communist parties and eventually alienated 
Sartre. In 1949 his TB returned and Camus lived in seclusion for two 
years. In 1951 he published The Rebel, a philosophical analysis of 
rebellion and revolution which expressed his rejection of communism. 
Upsetting many of his colleagues and contemporaries in France, the book 
brought about the final split with Sartre. (Music by Satie)


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