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By Lorenzo Carcaterra
'IT'S TIME YOU KNEW the reality, ' 'ABOUT YOUR FATHER. ' 'WHAT approximately HIM?' 'HIS FIRST spouse, ' SHE acknowledged. 'SHE DIDN'T DIE OF melanoma. ' 'HOW DID SHE DIE?' 'HE MURDERED HER. ' on the age of fourteen Lorenzo Carcaterra made a stunning discovery. in the back of closed doorways he and his mom survived the erratic, violent outbursts of his father. a robust guy, he tempered his rage with affection. To a tender boy he was once a guy to either love and worry. until eventually Lorenzo realized a shattering incontrovertible fact that eternally replaced his lifestyles. His father was once a assassin.
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14 Though defending a realist position in epistemology most of his life, or one that was neither realist nor idealist after he discovered phenomenology, Sartre seemed always to have been tempted by the idealist sirens of his days at the Sorbonne. Even in his last interview with Beauvoir, he asked whether she thought that his Critique of Dialectical Reason wasn’t somewhat idealist in character. She, of course, responded in the negative. But the sincerity of the question is telling. It suggests that the idealist demon had not been fully exorcized even after so many years (see Ce´r 215).
For the young Sartre, they are also a source of his sense of contingency: when the lights went on and he left the theater, he was removed from the inner “necessity” and the absolute world of the actors that was theirs but no longer his: “In the street I found myself superfluous” (Words 79). This is the decisive moment in his young life: “I was beginning to find myself . . I was escaping from play-acting. I was not yet working, but I had already stopped playing . . I existed only in order to write” (Words 95).
The origin of this interest is somewhat cloudy. It is commonly believed to have resulted from Sartre’s encounter with the work of Bergson while at the Lyce´e Louis-le-Grand, but in this interview Sartre ascribes it to his earlier study under Professor Chabrier at the Lyce´e Henri IV. It was the comprehensiveness of philosophy that attracted him: “I concluded that if I specialized in philosophy, I would learn about the whole world I was going to talk about in literature” (Ce´r 177). In his assessment of the young student at the end of the term, Chabrier writes: “excellent pupil: intellect already forceful.