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The Wall (Intimacy) and Other Stories - Jean-Paul Sartre, Lloyd Alexander
The Wall (Intimacy) and Other Stories
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One of Sartre’s greatest existentialist works of fiction, The Wall contains the only five short stories he ever wrote. Set during the Spanish Civil War, the title story crystallizes the famous philosopher’s existentialism.'The Wall', the lead story in this collection, introduces three political... show more
One of Sartre’s greatest existentialist works of fiction, The Wall contains the only five short stories he ever wrote. Set during the Spanish Civil War, the title story crystallizes the famous philosopher’s existentialism.'The Wall', the lead story in this collection, introduces three political prisoners on the night prior to their execution. Through the gaze of an impartial doctor—seemingly there for the men's solace—their mental descent is charted in exquisite, often harrowing detail. And as the morning draws inexorably closer, the men cross the psychological wall between life and death, long before the first shot rings out. This brilliant snapshot of life in anguish is the perfect introduction to a collection of stories where the neurosis of the modern world is mirrored in the lives of the people that inhabit it . This is an unexpurgated edition translated from the French by Lloyd Alexander.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780811201902 (0811201902)
Publisher: New Directions
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
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philoSophie
philoSophie rated it
4.0 Ο τοίχος
"Υπάρχω" σκέφτηκε, "γιατί έχω το δικαίωμα να υπάρχω."Μια συλλογή αυτοτελών ιστοριών, η καθεμιά με διαφορετικό προσανατολισμό, με συγκεκριμένη οπτική, αλλά με κοινό παρονομαστή τη μοναξιά , την ανάγκη της ύπαρξης, του ανήκειν."I exist," he thought, "because I have the right to exist."A collection of ...
Inside a Dog
Inside a Dog rated it
3.0 The Wall
The first story in this book is really the best one out of the bunch. The final story is the worst, almost like the book was designed as a progression with decreasing quality as you move along.This is not to say that the style or the writing got any worse particularly. Sartre's fiction style isn't a...
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