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Why does Sartre mean by the statement “Man is condemned to be free”? Is it just existential angst and being trapped with wrong decisions?

Posted - March 31

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    7322
    Perhaps he was explaining why he refused the Nobel Prize, not wanting literature to become an institution.  Literature is meant to be free from anyone attempting to pigeon hole it into their idea of what is prize worthy.  Literature is not a "prize" but the very heart and soul of man. 
      March 31, 2024 11:30 AM MDT
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  • 1884
    That's a pretty thought provoking synopsis. Hey thanks. Thanks! Hey! Edward Rowe Snow I was told was part of our 100 percent Irish mom side of family tree from either the Reynolds or Chaplain. My father was a Sea Wolf. People used to call him old salty dog. My aunt Peggy Reynolds had the bleachiest blue eyed white pallor.
    This guy was an intimidatingly prolific rat? Reynolds side! My dad told me to read The Call Of The Wild.
    • Castle Island, Its 300 Years of History and Romance (Andover MA: Andover Press, 1935)
    • The Islands of Boston Harbor, their history and romance, 1626–1935 (1935, updated by Jeremy D'Entremont and republished by Commonwealth Editions, 2002)
    • Sailing Down Boston Bay (Yankee Publishing Company, 1941)
    • Historic Fort Warren (Boston: Yankee Publishing, 1941)
    • Storms And Shipwrecks of New England (1943, updated by Jeremy D'Entremont and republished by Commonwealth Editions, 2005)
    • The Romance of Boston Bay (Boston: Yankee Publishing, 1944)
    • Pirates and Buccaneers of the Atlantic Coast (Boston: Yankee, 1944; republished by Commonwealth Editions, 2004)
    • The Lighthouses of New England (1945 and later editions; updated by Jeremy D'Entremont and republished by Commonwealth Editions, 2002)
    • A Pilgrim Returns to Cape Cod (Boston: Yankee Publishing Company, 1946; republished by Commonwealth Editions, 2003).
    • Mysteries and Adventures Along the Atlantic Coast (1948, updated by Jeremy D'Entremont and republished by Commonwealth Editions, 2006)
    • Strange Tales from Nova Scotia to Cape Hatteras (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1949)
    • Secrets of the North Atlantic Islands (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1950)
    • Great Gales and Dire Disasters (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1952)
    • True Tales of Pirates and Their Gold (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1953)
    • New England Sea Drama (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1953)
    • Amazing Sea Stories Never Told Before (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1954)
    • Famous Lighthouses of America (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1955)
    • The Vengeful Sea (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1956)
    • Great Sea Rescues and Tales of Survival (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1958)
    • Piracy, Mutiny and Murder (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1959)
    • New England Sea Tragedies (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1960)
    • Women Of The Sea (1962, updated by Jeremy D'Entremont and republished by Commonwealth Editions, 2002)
    • True Tales of Terrible Shipwrecks (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1963)
    • True Tales of Buried Treasure (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1963)
    • Unsolved Mysteries of Sea and Shore (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1963)
    • The Fury of the Seas (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1964)
    • Astounding Tales of the Sea (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1965)
    • An Island Citadel (Boston: Braintree MA, ca. 1965)
    • Tales of Sea and Shore (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1966)
    • Two Forts Named Independence, (1967)
    • Incredible Mysteries and Legends of the Sea (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1967)
    • Fantastic Folklore and Fact (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1968)
    • True Tales and Curious Legends: Dramatic Stories from the Yankee Past (New York: Dodd, Mead 1969)
    • Great Atlantic Adventures (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1970)
    • The Islands of Boston Harbor (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1971)
    • Ghosts, Gales and Gold (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1972)
    • Supernatural Mysteries and Other Tales (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1974)
    • The Romance of Casco Bay (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1975)
    • Marine Mysteries and Dramatic Disasters of New England (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1976)
    • Boston Bay Mysteries and other Tales (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1977)
    • Adventures, Blizzards, and Coastal Calamities (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1978)
    • Tales of Terror and Tragedy (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1979)
    • Sea Disasters and Inland Catastrophes (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1980)
    • Pirates, Shipwrecks and Historic Chronicles (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1981)
    This post was edited by CosmicWunderkind at March 31, 2024 2:51 PM MDT
      March 31, 2024 12:03 PM MDT
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  • 1884
    I found that Irish bleachiest blue only the web can bring it all back from the 60's! lady who made it to 95. Peggy Reynolds R.I.P. This post was edited by CosmicWunderkind at April 1, 2024 4:49 AM MDT
      March 31, 2024 1:00 PM MDT
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  • 7322
    Beautiful woman, amazing eyes for sure.
      March 31, 2024 2:49 PM MDT
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  • 1884
    I know she was unforgettable like that because, this is 50 years in the past I saw her. This post was edited by CosmicWunderkind at April 2, 2024 10:51 AM MDT
      April 2, 2024 10:23 AM MDT
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  • 17395
    With freedom comes responsibility. 
      April 1, 2024 1:08 PM MDT
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