In reading Jean-Paul Sartre, I don't think that any intelligent reader doesn't at one point or another feel that he is actually reading the late, and great Professor Irwin Cory. Professor Irwin Cory was a comedic caricature of a double talking, nonsensical absent minded Professor – The World’s Foremost Authority. Jean-Paul unfortunately isn't that funny. But even his picture on the back of some of his books shows a very suspicious deceptiveness, and he very much has the look of a guy who is putting the whole world on. Whenever I start reading Jean-Paul, I wonder why I'm not reading Bertrand Russell instead.
Jean Paul's father died when he was born or very shortly thereafter. Jean-Paul's mother really wanted to have a little girl. At age seven when his mother was off grocery shopping or something, Jean's grandfather, cut off his long, curly locks, and probably put a pair of pants on him too. Mama was not happy.
Jean's mom remarried when he was eleven, and Jean went berserk. The little devil began stealing everything out of the house and selling it. Later on in his twenties he flipped out again. He began seeing things. He had always heard things ... voices. 'Mommy, some one is always talking to me in my head' Whoa! He felt, himself, that he had gone psychotic.
Understandably Jean liked woman better than men - but not ugly woman. Ugly woman made him nauseous. He obviously had no problem with ugly men, or he would have been unable to shave every morning.
He wrote a book entitled 'St. Genet'. This was the intellectual exploration of a contemporary playwright, poet, thief, convict, and pervert named St. Genet. I have the feeling that St. Genet, himself, didn't know that he was really that interesting, at least a thousand pages worth. (I may have been the only person to have ever completed that book. I'm a very stubborn person.) He also wrote 'Being and Nothingness', a very confusing book about Nothing.
His philosophy was really very simple. He said that Existence preceded Essence. In other words, something had to be before it could be. He really wasn't the first to say this, but he may have been the first to say this in the most possible words, and also the first to say this without being burnt at the stake as a heretic, or tortured to death by religious fanatics, or exiled to a deserted island until he would recant. You probably don't understand why. And if this is the case, I probably can't explain it to you. But, take my word for it; this is a very serious philosophical statement. They have been arguing over this since the first man ever jumped out from behind a tree and said ... BOO! So this goes way, way back, let me tell you.
On his death bed, at age seventy, blind and no longer capable of writing, Jean was asked if he thought that life was good. He said that his life had been good, but if “Life” really wasn't good, what the hell could he do about it, and laughed. So there you go … the final statement of a real Philosopher.
Books by Richard Edward Noble. Click on covers below for more info and purchasing instructions.
Classic Tragic Novel
Don't Laugh - This Could Have Been Your Life
Funny stories and some strange characters.
Monkey Dishes and Cocktail Fawks
My Harrowing days in the restaurant business. Great Read.
It's a Long Story
Long Short Fiction - Great stories!
Bloggin' Be My Life
"Bloggin' be My Life" contains a selection of some of my more popular Hobo Philosopher blogs.If you enjoy reading this blog, you should love Bloggin' Be My Life.
It's All About Love
It's All About Love is ... all about love. This is the 2nd book of poetry from The Bard From Chelmsford off Arlington. Every poem in this book comes with a prose introduction. If you enjoy poetry this is a simple choice. Have fun!
A Little Something
Traditional poetry from The Bard From Chelmsford Off Arlington with some poignant prose introductions. If you enjoy any type of poetry, you will enjoy this volume. Thanks.
Talking To Myself
This is my third book of poetry.
Bits and Pieces
The Hobo Philosopher - My first book using the Hobo Philosopher brand. Featuring a variety of writing styles and ideas. Look for the Thoughtful Hobo on the cover.
A Baker's Dozen
The Hobo Philosopher: My Second book of Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction and Short Stories. All varieties of short stories - lots of laughs!
Cat Point - and Them Dang Oyster People
Cat Point is the sequel to "The Eastpointer." Both books contain humorous tales about life in a fishing community on the Florida Panhandle. Lots of laughs.
Won 1st Place award for humor in 2007 from Florida Press Association. More wit, wisdom and humor from the yet to be world famous author, R.E. Noble
A Summer with Charlie - Lawrence
Fiction - Salisbury Beach, Lawrence, Mass. Featured in Merrimack Valley Magazine July /Aug. issue 2010
Travel, Humor, Commentary on migrant farm work and illegal immigration still very pertinent today.
"Just Hangin' Out Ma"
Thank God for the Street Corners of Lawrence, Mass. Anecdotes and humorous escapades about growing up in an industrial mill town in the 40s,50s and 60s.
This is the sequel to "Just Hangin' Out, Ma"
That Old Gang of Mine
This is # 3 in my Lawrence Hometown series. The series is about growing up in the 40's, 50's and 60's in an industrial mill town. Sorta like a Huck Finn goes to vist Uncle Ralph, the bus driver, who lives in a big, rundown city. Lots of fun.
Come On-A My House
This is # 4 in my Lawrence Hometown series.The old homested at 32 Chelmsford ST is pictured on the cover..
Down By The Old Mill Stream
# 5 in the Lawrence My Hometown series.
Standing on the Corner is # 6 in the lawrence My Hometown series.
The old Howard Playstead on Lawrence St.
Eat, Drink and Be Merry
# 7 in the Lawrence my Hometown series.
Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother
Classic tragic novel written from child's perspective. Deals with abuse, poverty, unemployment. Pulls no punches.
Noble Notes on Famous Folks
Humorous, satirical notes on everybody from Constantine to Bill Clinton. Inspiration: Willy Cuppy.
America on Strike
History - documented survey of labor strikes in America
Mein Kampf - An Analysis of Book One
Who are the American Nazis - the Liberals or the Conservatives?
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