Being and Drunkenness: How to Party Like an Existentialist

Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre defied the gloomy existentialist stereotype. They enjoyed having a good time.

Aeon Magazine
Aug 2, 2019 · 6 min read
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Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre in Paris, June 1977. Photo: STF/AFP/Getty Images

By Skye C Cleary

Existentialism has a reputation for being angst-ridden and gloomy mostly because of its emphasis on pondering the…

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