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The Wall: (Intimacy) and Other Stories
The Wall: (Intimacy) and Other Stories | Jean-Paul Sartre
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One of Sartres 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 philosophers 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 doctorseemingly there for the men's solacetheir 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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rabbitprincess I liked the Denise Mina! Enjoy 😊 7mo
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Leftcoastzen
Intimacy | Jean-Paul Sartre
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Sometimes you just have to post an old ,cool paperback . Especially when it just just got liberated from a box.

LeahBergen Very cool. 2y
jveezer Wow. You are finding some treasures! 2y
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DivineDiana
Intimacy | Jean-Paul Sartre
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This belongs to my husband. A little confused because the cover says it won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1964 but the inside says the copyright is 1948? #publishedinthe1960s #aprilbookshowers

Bookzombie I looked it up. The writer was given the award in 1964 and apparently refused it. I'm sure any of his work printed/ reprinted after that date notes he won that award. 🤓 (edited) 3y
DivineDiana @Bookzombie Thank you! Now, I'm curious about his reasons! 3y
Bookzombie @DivineDiana It was something about writers not becoming institutions. I looked it up on Wikipedia. 🙂 3y
DivineDiana @Bookzombie I'll check it out! 😀 3y
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