What Is Literature

What Is Literature


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168159m> >CDGift ofYALE UNIVERSITYtheWith the aid ofFOUNDATIONROCKEFELLER1949OSMANIA UNIVERSITY LIBRARY&Call No. Accession No. 37Thisbookihouldbereturned on or before the date lastmarked below.WHAT ISLITERATURE?SARTREJEAN-PAULTranslated from the FrenchbyBERNARD FRECHTMANPHILOSOPHICAL LIBRARYNEW YORKCopyright, 1949, byInc.Philosophical Library,New N.Y.15 EAST 40th Street, York,Printed in the United States of AmericaTABLE OF CONTENTSForewordI What is 7Writing?II Write?Why 38III ForWhom Does One Write? 67IV Situation of the Writer in 1611947Index 299FOREWORDwrites a im-want to"If engage yourself," youngyouare the Communist"what Joinbecile, you waiting for?A writer who andParty." great engaged himself oftenstill more but who hasdisengaged himself often, forgotten,Looksaid to "The worst artists are the mostme, engaged.An old criticat the Soviet painters" gently complained,literature. belles-let-"You want to murder Contempt foris out all review." Atres spread insolently through yourmind callsme which him ispetty pigheaded, for evidentlythe insult. An author who crawledhighest barely fromone war to the other and whose name sometimes awakensinmemories old men accuses me notof beinglanguishingconcerned with he thankknows, God,immortality; anynumber whose it is. In theof people chief hope eyes ofan American the trouble with is thatmehack-journalistI have not read or as whoFreud; Flaubert,Bergson ...


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168159 m> > CD Gift of YALE UNIVERSITY theWith the aid of FOUNDATIONROCKEFELLER 1949 OSMANIA UNIVERSITY LIBRARY & Call No. Accession No. 37 Thisbookihouldbereturned on or before the date lastmarked below. WHAT IS LITERATURE? SARTREJEAN-PAUL Translated from the French by BERNARD FRECHTMAN PHILOSOPHICAL LIBRARY NEW YORK Copyright, 1949, by Inc.Philosophical Library, New N.Y.15 EAST 40th Street, York, Printed in the United States of America