The Artswords Reading Group meets at Lower Shaw Farm at 7.30pm Tuesday 13th June to discuss At the Existentialist Cafe by Sarah Bakewell. It’s mid twentieth century Paris and, for key intellectuals, Jean Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and others, a philosophical cocktail is brewing!
Named one of the Ten Best Books of 2016 by the New York Times, a spirited account of a major intellectual movement of the twentieth century and the revolutionary thinkers who came to shape it, by the best-selling author of How to Live.
At the Existentialist Café is the epic account of passionate encounters—fights, love affairs, mentorships, rebellions, and long partnerships—and a vital investigation into what the existentialists have to offer us today, at a moment when we are once again confronting the major questions of freedom, global responsibility, and human authenticity in a fractious and technology-driven world.
If you are interested in taking part in the lively, deep, humourous and intensely interesting discussions that the group is known for then contact firstname.lastname@example.org , new members are always more than welcome.