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Existentialists had good questions and great times

By Andy Martin   March 2016

Simone De Beauvoir's The Second Sex is the greatest single work of existentialism, argues Andy Martin. ©ITV/Rex Shutterstock

At the Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails by Sarah Bakewell, Chatto and Windus, £16.99

The Existentialist Moment: The Rise of Sartre as a Public Intellectual by Patrick Baert, Polity, £17.99

 

“Hold on a second!” says Dr Watson to Sherlock Holmes (or something like that). “How did you work that out?” Holmes has…

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