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Huis Clos Sarte (Profile Literature) - Jean-Paul Sartre
Huis Clos Sarte (Profile Literature)
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9782218019043 (2218019043)
Publisher: Continental Book Co Inc
Edition language: French
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Forrest Aguirre, in the Leaves
Forrest Aguirre, in the Leaves rated it
4.0 No Exit
As a function of pure entertainment, Sartre's No Exit is brilliant. Ironically, Sartre uses almost-pure dialogue to "show not tell" the dilemma faced by Garcin, Inez, and Estelle, three "absentees" (a euphemism for "the dead") locked into a room, condemned to be together for eternity. Each has arriv...
Lavinia rated it
Brilliant! The hell as we have probably never imagined it. Perhaps the first piece of existentialist writing that didn't literally give me a headache. Really, something to get back to every now and then.
Kaethe rated it
I think all teens should go through a existentialist stage. Who doesn't think "hell is other people" sometimes? Now that I'm older, I realize the importance of modifying "other" with "some". Sartre, for example, strikes me as a difficult person to live with.
Manny Rayner's book reviews
Manny Rayner's book reviews rated it
Hell is other people. It's a terrific piece of theatre. Though every time I read this play - I have unfortunately never seen it performed - it occurs to me that, logically, heaven should be other people too, and that Sartre is perhaps taking an unjustifiably gloomy view. There is an incident in Huis...
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