1933, Paris. Three friends are drinking apricot cocktails and talking about freedom and existence. They are Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and their friend Raymond Aron. Sarah Bakewell’s At the Existentialist Café is their story and that of modern existentialism.
1939, Paris. A young writer smokes one last cigarette before the city is torn apart. Soon, he will endanger his life. In A Country Road, Jo Baker reimagines the tale of Samuel Beckett’s Resistance years.
Sarah Bakewell is the author of the prize-winning How to Live: A Life of Montaigne. Jo Baker is the author of the bestselling Longbourne.
Chaired by Caroline Beck
Saturday 8 October,
Palace Green Library
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