Eugene Wolters // “A Bitter Disappointment,” Edward Said on His Encounter with Sartre, de Beauvoir and Foucault

“A Bitter Disappointment,” Edward Said on His Encounter with Sartre, de Beauvoir and Foucault | Critical-Theory.com – Foucault “very quickly made it clear to me that he had nothing to contribute to the seminar and would be leaving directly for his daily bout of research at the Bibliothèque Nationale,” Said recounts, “I was pleased to see my book Beginnings on his bookshelves, which were brimming with a neatly arranged mass of materials, including papers and journals.”

But Said was baffled by Sartre, whose position in support of the Algerian people was not enough to invoke a similar sense of outrage over the plight of the Palestinians.

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