The Wall: (Intimacy) and Other Stories (New Directions Paperbook)

The Wall: (Intimacy) and Other Stories (New Directions Paperbook)

Jean-Paul Sartre


One of Sartre’s maximum existentialist works of fiction, The Wall comprises the one 5 brief tales he ever wrote. Set throughout the Spanish Civil warfare, the identify tale crystallizes the well-known philosopher’s existentialism.

'The Wall', the lead tale during this assortment, introduces 3 political prisoners at the evening sooner than their execution. in the course of the gaze of an neutral doctor—seemingly there for the men's solace—their psychological descent is charted in beautiful, usually harrowing element. and because the morning attracts inexorably nearer, the boys go the mental wall among lifestyles and dying, lengthy ahead of the 1st shot earrings out. This magnificent image of existence in ache is the appropriate advent to a set of reports the place the neurosis of the fashionable international is reflected within the lives of the folk that inhabit it . this is often an unexpurgated variation translated from the French by means of Lloyd Alexander.

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