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Sartre, Jean-Paul (1905-1980) is a French existentialist philosopher and author. Taught (1931-1945) in Le Havre, Laon, and Paris lycees, Satre was a served in the resistance and continued to fight injustice through his life – most notably campaigning for a free Algeria. He was awarded but refused 1964 Nobel Prize for literature. Expounded his philosophy of Existentialism in novels La Nausee (1938) and Les Chemmins de la liberte (trilogy, 1945-49); plays as Les Mouches (1943), Huis-clos (1944), Les Mains sales (1948), Le diable et le bon dieu (1951), séquestrés d’Altona  (1959); and philosophical works as L’Imagination (1936), L’Imaginaire (1940), L’Être et le neant (1943), L’Existentialisme est un humanisme (1946); also wrote Les Mots (1963, autobiography) and Flaubert (1971, literary study). With Simone de Beauvoir founded and edited review Les Temps Modernes (1946).