Wittmann, Heiner,
Aesthetics in Sartre and Camus. The Challenge of Freedom. Übersetzt von Catherine Atkinson, Reihe Dialoghi/Dialogues. Literatur und Kultur Italiens und Frankreichs. Herausgegeben von Dirk Hoeges, Band 13, Verlag Peter Lang, Frankfurt, Berlin, Bern u.a., 2009.
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Aesthetics in Sartre and Camus examines the ideas on aesthetics expressed in the oeuvres of the two French authors. The dispute that arose following the publication of Camus' L'homme révolté and Sartre's criticism of the book culminated in the break up of their friendship in 1952, thereby underlining the differences in the authors' thinking. But by observing the function and significance of art and freedom in their works, fundamental correspondences and areas of agreement are revealed in Sartre's and Camus' writings and are analysed in the present study.


Sartre and the arts
1. Wols and the blue phantom. 2. From the portrait studies to theory. Art and freedom. From William II to Flaubert. The work and its readers. 3. The method of portraiture. Critique of Marxism. Reconstructing the projet. Dialectics and hermeneutics. 4. Sculptures and mobiles: From Giacometti to Calder 5. Tintoretto and the "school of vision" 6. The intellectual is a suspicious person

Albert Camus. Art and Morals
7. Albert Camus: In search of morals. Literary beginnings: The Wrong Side and the Right Side and Nuptials. The Stranger's art form. 8. Art as an answer to the absurd. The absurd is not the end of the matter: The Myth of Sisyphus. The fight against disaster: The Plague. 9. Morals und revolt. The history of revolt. Aesthetics of revolt. 10. Art as a moral obligation. The artist and freedom: Summer