SARTRE (Jean Paul) (1905-1980)

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SARTRE (Jean Paul) (1905-1980)
Autograph manuscript (no place or date) 5 p. 1/2 in-4° and 3 fragments of manuscripts, 3 half-pages in-4°, on graph paper. Manuscript entitled "Freedom and Property in the 18th century": Working manuscript, in a sometimes telegraphic style, which begins with the analysis of freedom in the Middle Ages and then examines the meaning of beauty for the bourgeoisie; a passage is rewritten (p. 2 and p. 4): "... Feudalism: the ownership of things is larval. What exists is the property of men... a man is a possessed man... he is defined by his loyalties... the passage through absolute monarchy accompanied by the progress of the bourgeoisie. All feudal power takes refuge in the king... Louis XIV disposes of the life and property of his subjects... at the same time the bourgeois property (trade) is strengthened. Against the heredity of charges: the acquired property... the owner slowly traces his figure in the world. He defines himself as destruction. Would it leave no monuments other than warehouses and factories? It was ashamed to disfigure with its scrap metal the squares that the old regime had adorned with palaces, temples and gardens...There was no alternative but to hide the machines or proclaim their beauty. The bourgeoisie was not ready for the latter: it took Eiffel... Under the old regime, beauty was the projection of the useful because it was useful that monuments were beautiful. The bourgeois used the beautiful to mask the useful: beauty became a cover, the projection of uselessness... the English did not have the same to camouflage a foundry in a Renaissance castle... ». Then he sets out the "general principles of distinguished art" in 19 articles. One fragment relates to Necker, the second to Creuzé-Latouche, the third to "the dignity of deputies" during the revolution. Attached: L.A.S. de Simone de Beauvoir (s.l.n.d.) 2/3 p. in-8° on graph paper " For more details, read the end of La Force des Choses... ».
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