No Exit and Three Other Plays

No Exit and Three Other Plays


  • Release: 2015-07-15
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 288 page
  • ISBN: 9781101971239
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4 plays about an existential portrayal of Hell, the reworking of the Electra-Orestes story, the conflict of a young intellectual torn between theory and conflict and an arresting attack on American racism.

No Exit

No Exit


  • Release: 1955
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  • File: PDF, 281 page
  • ISBN: UOM:39015004177989
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Les Mains Sales

Les Mains Sales


  • Release: 2015-12-21
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  • File: PDF, 212 page
  • ISBN: 1138138460
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First published in 1985. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

No Exit

No Exit


  • Release: 1958
  • Publisher: Concord Theatricals
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  • File: PDF, 56 page
  • ISBN: 0573613052
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Two women and one man are locked up together for eternity in one hideous room in Hell. The windows are bricked up, there are no mirrors, the electric lights can never be turned off, and there is no exit. The irony of this Hell is that its torture is not of the rack and fire, but of the burning humiliation of each soul as it is stripped of its pretenses by the cruel curiosity of the damned. Here the soul is shorn of secrecy, and even the blackest deeds are mercilessly exposed to the fierce light of Hell. It is an eternal torment.

No Exit

No Exit


  • Release: 2018-03-30
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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  • File: PDF, 336 page
  • ISBN: 9780226499888
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It is a curious and relatively little-known fact that for two decades—from the end of World War II until the late 1960s—existentialism’s most fertile ground outside of Europe was in the Middle East, and Jean-Paul Sartre was the Arab intelligentsia’s uncontested champion. In the Arab world, neither before nor since has another Western intellectual been so widely translated, debated, and celebrated. By closely following the remarkable career of Arab existentialism, Yoav Di-Capua reconstructs the cosmopolitan milieu of the generation that tried to articulate a political and philosophical vision for an egalitarian postcolonial world. He tells this story by touring a fascinating selection of Arabic and Hebrew archives, including unpublished diaries and interviews. Tragically, the warm and hopeful relationships forged between Arab intellectuals, Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and others ended when, on the eve of the 1967 war, Sartre failed to embrace the Palestinian cause. Today, when the prospect of global ethical engagement seems to be slipping ever farther out of reach, No Exit provides a timely, humanistic account of the intellectual hopes, struggles, and victories that shaped the Arab experience of decolonization and a delightfully wide-ranging excavation of existentialism’s non-Western history.

Camus and Sartre

Camus and Sartre


  • Release: 2004-01-03
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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  • File: PDF, 291 page
  • ISBN: 0226027961
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Until now it has been impossible to read the full story of the relationship between Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre. Their dramatic rupture at the height of the Cold War, like that conflict itself, demanded those caught in its wake to take sides rather than to appreciate its tragic complexity. Now, using newly available sources, Ronald Aronson offers the first book-length account of the twentieth century's most famous friendship and its end. Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre first met in 1943, during the German occupation of France. The two became fast friends. Intellectual as well as political allies, they grew famous overnight after Paris was liberated. As playwrights, novelists, philosophers, journalists, and editors, the two seemed to be everywhere and in command of every medium in post-war France. East-West tensions would put a strain on their friendship, however, as they evolved in opposing directions and began to disagree over philosophy, the responsibilities of intellectuals, and what sorts of political changes were necessary or possible. As Camus, then Sartre adopted the mantle of public spokesperson for his side, a historic showdown seemed inevitable. Sartre embraced violence as a path to change and Camus sharply opposed it, leading to a bitter and very public falling out in 1952. They never spoke again, although they continued to disagree, in code, until Camus's death in 1960. In a remarkably nuanced and balanced account, Aronson chronicles this riveting story while demonstrating how Camus and Sartre developed first in connection with and then against each other, each keeping the other in his sights long after their break. Combining biography and intellectual history, philosophical and political passion, Camus and Sartre will fascinate anyone interested in these great writers or the world-historical issues that tore them apart.

Caligula and Three Other Plays

Caligula and Three Other Plays


  • Release: 2012-08-08
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 320 page
  • ISBN: 9780307827777
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Also includes The Misunderstanding, State of Siege, and The Just Assassins. Translated by Stuart Gilbert.