Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-2018

Publication Title

Sarte Studies International

Volume

24

Issue

2

Pages

24

Abstract

In 1952 Albert Camus wrote a caustic letter to Les Temps Modernes in response to the journal’s negative review of The Rebel, addressed, not to the author of the review, but to “M. Le Directeur,” i.e. to Sartre. Sartre’s response published in the journal ended their friendship. This article examines the deep cause of this rupture, Camus’s political views moving rightward, Sartre’s moving left. I examine Camus’s critique of Marx and Marxism, then ask the question, “What is Marxism, Anyway?” I defend a version of Sartrean “existential Marxism” as appropriate for our time.

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Author Posting. © Berghahn Journals 2018. This article is posted here by permission of Berghahn Books for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in Sarte Studies International, 2018, https://doi.org/10.3167/ssi.2018.240202

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