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L'Express - France | 23/10/2006

The legacy of the Hungarian Uprising

The weekly has dug up from its archives an interview with Jean-Paul Sartre dating back to November 9th, 1956, in which he announces his decision to dissociate himself from the Communist Party because of the Budapest insurrection. "I completely condemn the Soviet aggression. ... All crimes in History are forgotten, we have forgotten our own and so too will other nations, little by little. A time may come when we forget that of the U.S.S.R, if its government is changed and if newcomers try to really apply principles of equality in relations between nations, be they Socialist or not. For the time being, there is nothing else to do but condemn. I am severing, with regret, but entirely, my relationships with Soviet writers, who do not denounce (or cannot denounce) the massacre in Hungary. We can no longer have any friendship with the ruling fraction of the Soviet bureaucracy: horror is predominant."

La Repubblica - Italy | 26/01/2006

An unpublished essay on the life of Le Tintoret

In an original essay published by the daily, Jean Paul Sartre (1905-1980) tells about his passion for 16th-century Venetian painter, Le Tintoret. The French philosopher was fascinated by the ability of the painter to bounce back despite the hostility toward him in Venice. "His life is an abyss, a few dates, some facts and a few scraps of gossip passed on by old authors. ... The city of the Doges felt antipathy for its most famous native son. Le Tintoret enters the workshop of the elderly Titian - his only master after God - as an apprentice at the age of 12. Titian discovers that the young boy is a genius and sends him packing. Le Tintoret thus ends up on the black list of Venetian painters, yet mysteriously succeeds in making a name for himself. ... The silence of biographers bespeaks their difficulty with the rejection the painter experienced."    

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