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Jean-Paul Sartre, the existentialist

Jean-PAul Sartre, who passed on here Tuesday, influenced world literature and thought for four decades. The French philosopher, known as the father of existentialism, popular" ized the belief that a man is what he does and is responsible only to himself and his fellow man. Sartre was a prolific writer, whose most famous works include "Nausea," "The Wall" "Being and Nothingness," and "The Respectful Prostitute."

An assessment of Sartre will appear in Melvin Maddock's Monday column.

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