Camus vs. Sartre (Rare BBC Documentary)

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(ORIGINAL) Camus vs. Sartre. This documentary is about the battle between these two great writer/philosophers after WWII in Paris over Camus' book The Rebel. What was once a friendship had now turn sour. After the war, Camus began frequenting the Café de Flore on the Boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris with Sartre and others. He also toured the United States to lecture about French thought. Although he leaned left, politically, his strong criticisms of Communist doctrine did not win him any friends in the Communist parties and eventually alienated Sartre. In 1949 his TB returned and Camus lived in seclusion for two years. In 1951 he published The Rebel, a philosophical analysis of rebellion and revolution which expressed his rejection of communism. Upsetting many of his colleagues and contemporaries in France, the book brought about the final split with Sartre. (Music by Satie)