Le Mur by Jean-Paul Sartre, Rare Book

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Condition: Pen drawing on the inner cover page writing and some pen marks on few pages. Binding is not perfect but it holds all pages together.

Format: Paperback
Printed: France
Language: French
Reprinted: 1980


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Le Mur (The Wall) by Jean-Paul Sartre is a collection of five short stories that explore the themes of existentialism, freedom, and death. Each story presents a different scenario, but they all share a common thread of characters being confronted with the harsh reality of their own mortality.

The first story, “The Wall,” follows a political prisoner named Pablo who is sentenced to be executed by a firing squad. As he awaits his death, he grapples with the meaning of life and the inevitability of his own end. The story is a powerful exploration of the human condition and the choices we make in the face of our own mortality.

The other stories in the collection are equally thought-provoking. “The Room” follows a man who is locked in a room with no way out, forcing him to confront the limits of his own existence. “Erostratus” tells the story of a man who seeks fame and notoriety at any cost, only to discover the emptiness of his pursuit.

Sartre’s writing is powerful and evocative, drawing readers into the minds of his characters and challenging them to question their own assumptions about life and death. His exploration of existentialism is nuanced and thought-provoking, offering readers a glimpse into a philosophy that continues to resonate today.

Le Mur is a powerful and thought-provoking collection of stories that is sure to leave readers contemplating the meaning of life, freedom, and mortality long after they have finished reading it. It is a must-read for anyone interested in philosophy, existentialism, or French literature.

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