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John Gerassi on the Contradictions of Sartre.

John Gerassi (jer-assy), former journalist, currently a professor of political science at Queens College of the City University of New York. He's written an unusual biography of Jean-Paul Sartre. Gerassi is Sartre's official biographer and was a personal friend, yet he is neither totally objective or uncritical. The book includes Gerassi's own observations as well as material culled from over 100 hours of interviews with Sartre and complete access to Sartre's papers.

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Other segments from the episode on September 29, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 29, 1989: Interview with Arthur Penn; Commentary on Thelonious Monk; Interview with John Gerassi; Review of the film "The Elements of Style."

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