Details
IMAGE number
PFH2635095
Title
Cuba: Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone De Beauvoir meeting with Ernesto Che Guevara, Havana, 1960
Artist
Korda, Alberto (1928-2001) / Cuban
Description
In 1960, Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir visited Cuba during, as Sartre wrote, the 'honeymoon of the revolution'. Military strongman Fulgencio Batista’s regime had fallen to Fidel Castro’s guerilla army and the whole country was alight with revolutionary zeal. When the couple returned to Paris, Sartre wrote numerous articles extolling the revolution. De Beauvoir, who was equally impressed, wrote, 'For the first time in our lives, we were witnessing happiness that had been attained by violence'. De Beauvoir and Sartre would ultimately denounce Castro in an open letter that criticized him for the arrest of Cuban poet Herberto Padillo.
Photo credit
Pictures from History / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
soldier / cuba / cuban revolution / argentina / historical images / history pictures / military / revolutionary / historical / physician / french / jean paul sartre / philosopher / revolutionary cuba / history images / che guevara / philosophy / politican / marxist leninist / guerrilla / author / communist / marxist / historical pictures / cuban / argentinian / history / simone de beauvoir / guevara / ernesto che guevara / france
Availability
Dimension [pixels] Dimension in 300dpi [mm] File size [MB]
Large 5000 × 3767 px 423 × 319 mm 5 MB
Medium 1024 × 772 px 87 × 65 mm 0 MB
Small 600 × 452 px 51 × 38 mm 0 MB
Copyright
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