Sartre, in Brazil. Gilberto Gil, in Paris
After Permanence de la pensée sartrienne au Brésil autour du mouvement Tropicaliste 1960-2012.
“Come to Brazil, if you want to understand the problems that affect developing countries,” writer Jorge Amado said to Sartre, in one of his trips to Paris.
And so he did. On September 2, 1960, Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir landed at Congonhas airport, in Sao Paulo. The couple visited Recife, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Sao Paulo, Araraquara, Fortaleza and the Amazon and Sartre’s existentialism left its mark on the Brazilian culture of the time.
Jorge Amado, Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir