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Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre (21 June 1905 – 15 April 1980) was a French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic. He was one of the key figures in the philosophy of existentialism, and one of the leading figures in 20th century French philosophy & Marxism. He was awarded the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature and refused it, saying that he always declined "All that I know about my life, it seems, I have learned in…

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"Jean-Paul Sartre at his home in Paris in 1946. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1964, but famously declined to accept it."

“I am alone in the midst of these happy, reasonable voices. All these creatures spend their time explaining, realizing happily that they agree with each other. In Heaven’s name, why is it so important to think the same things all together.” ― Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea — Jean-Paul Sartre, the great French existentialist philosopher and writer, died on this day in 1980, aged 74… Image by James Andanson/Apis/ Sygma/Corbis

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Jean Shrimpton, circa 1965