John Gillespie, Katherine Morris

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    Imagination and the imaginary, both in life and in Sartre’s treatment of these phenomena, seem so wide-ranging that it is hard to find your feet—what is in common between imagining the absent Pierre’s face and imagining something never before seen? What role does imagination play in seeing someone in a portrait of them? What about in seeing Chevalier in Franconnay’s imitation (or ‘performative simulation’) of him? Elad Magomedov’s question is even trickier: how do we navigate the similarities and differences between Franconnay’s Chevalier, Sartre’s waiter’s ‘playing at being a waiter’, and Jean-Claude Romand, ‘the “real” impostor who for fifteen years pretended to be a medical professional and ended up killing his entire family’?
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)v-vii
    JournalSartre Studies International
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 1 Jun 2022

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