Sartre in History: Celebrating His Legacy

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On October 22, 1964, Jean-Paul Sartre explained his refusal to accept the Nobel Prize for Literature in a statement made to the Swedish Press, which appeared in Le Monde in a French translation approved by Sartre. Sartre was awarded the Prize but refused it, declining any official honors and saying that a writer must not "let himself be transformed into an institution."

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