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The Flies

The Flies


by Jean-Paul Sartre

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Does anyone else think this Twilight Zone episode was inspired by The Flies? A group of townspeople are horrified at the prospect of visitor raising the dead, since they have all in some way wronged the dead of their town. The visitor uses this fear to manipulate the residents, Aegisthus-style. (Source)

Among Sartre's famous friends were fellow philosopher Albert Camus and artist Pablo Picasso. (Source)

Sartre and his lover Simone de Beauvoir had one of the most intense and odd relationships in the history of great philosophical thinkers. They were practically inseparable (when Sartre died, de Beauvoir had to be physically dragged from his body), but they never lived together and had an open relationship. (Source)

Sartre experimented with mescaline (a hallucinogenic drug) and reportedly had a very bad trip – he spent the next year in fear of a giant lobster he believed was chasing him around. (Source: Donald D. Palmer, Sartre for Beginners)

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