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Sarte's The Age of Reason

Well then, after 4 months of reading some very recent works it is time to dive back into the past.

The Age of Reason (French: L'âge de raison) is a 1945 (English version 1947)It novel by Jean-Paul Sartre. It is the first part of the trilogy The Roads to Freedom. The novel, set in the bohemian Paris of the late 1930s, focuses on three days in the life of a philosophy teacher named Mathieu who is seeking money to pay for an abortion for his mistress, Marcelle. Sartre analyses the motives of various characters and their actions and takes into account the perceptions of others to give the reader a comprehensive picture of the main character.


It is as much philosophy as fiction and should make for interesting conversation.


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  • Calvin R.

    Nothing says "Great Time" Like 3+ Solid Hours of Conversation about French Existentialism. Very good conversation.

    1 · May 29, 2014

    • Maria

      Wow! Wish I could've stayed till the end. Sadly, unlike Boris and Ivich, I have to get up at 6 ;)

      1 · May 29, 2014

    • David M.

      Enjoyed the discussion.

      June 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this the same place as Great Lakes Brewing?

    May 28, 2014

    • Elizabeth

      It's right across the street

      May 28, 2014

  • Aram S. O.

    I tried. I really did. Read 71 pages and I just could not go on. Just absolutely hated this book and I couldn't justify wasting my time on it.

    May 19, 2014

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