Re: A Nice Wee Book
- APOLOGIES FOR HAVING NO SARTRE CONTENT...
Hmm, I've heard of this book from somewhere. A book that I used to have was called
Irrational Man--while not made up of primary texts, it was nevertheless a good read
and works quite well as an overview. About the Kaufman, what selections from Rilke
> Dear all,
> Just an informal post about I book I've found...
> I've acquired a copy of an old book "Existentialism from Dostoevsky to
> Sartre" (1956) a selection of primary texts edited by Walter Kaufman. Best
> buy of the year: �2.50 second hand! It was worth that just to get a copy of
> Sartre's "portrait of an anti-semite." This has to go in my top 10 of
> Sartre's texts, I find it a better example of existential psychoanalysis than
> his studies of Genet or Baudelaire. (Also: he seems to me to obviously draws
> on Freudian conceptions of ant-semitism. "One of the components of his
> hatred is a deep sexual attraction to Jews. [...] above all, I believe, it is
> connected with sadism.") Sartre's emphasis on the fundamental role of
> sexuality in existential psychoanalysis seems to be often neglected or played
> Kaufman also gives excellent snippets from Ortega, Kafka and Rilke which
> I doubt if I would have come across otherwise.
> All the best,
- In a message dated 11/11/99 6:57pm GMT Standard Time,
<< About the Kaufman, what selections from Rilke are included? >>
Some passages from The Notes of Malte Laurids Brigge (1910). Kaufman claims
that it was one of the books which influenced Sartre's Nausea.
Late Night Philosophy Trivia: Heidegger wrote a commentary on one of
Rilke's later poems, Wittgenstein patronised Rilke to the tune of 20,000
Austrian crowns in 1914 (about �15,000 in todays money).