Huis Clos et Les Mouches (No Exit and The Flies)

Huis Clos et Les Mouches (No Exit and The Flies)

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by Jean Paul Sartre, Jean-Paul Sartre
     
 

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Garcin : - Le bronze... (Il le caresse.) Eh bien, voici le moment. Le bronze est là, je le contemple et je com prends que je suis en enfer. Je vous dis que tout était prévu. Ils avaient prévu que je me tiendrais devant cette cheminée, pressant ma main sur ce bronze, avec tous ces regards sur moi. Tous ces regards qui me mangent..

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Garcin : - Le bronze... (Il le caresse.) Eh bien, voici le moment. Le bronze est là, je le contemple et je com prends que je suis en enfer. Je vous dis que tout était prévu. Ils avaient prévu que je me tiendrais devant cette cheminée, pressant ma main sur ce bronze, avec tous ces regards sur moi. Tous ces regards qui me mangent... (Il se retourne brusquement.) Ha ! vous n'êtes que deux ? Je vous croyais beaucoup plus nombreuses. (Il rit.) Alors, c'est ça l'enfer. Je n'aurais jamais cru... Vous vous rappelez : le soufre, le bûcher, le gril... Ah ! quelle plaisanterie. Pas besoin de gril : l'enfer, c'est les Autres.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9782070368075
Publisher:
Gallimard, Editions
Publication date:
01/28/1972
Series:
Folio Series
Edition description:
French Language Edition
Pages:
247
Sales rank:
592,742
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) est philosophe, critique littéraire, romancier, nouvelliste et dramaturge. Il se fait connaître du grand public par ses récits (La Nausée, Le Mur) et ses pièces de théâtre (Les Mouches, Huis clos). Mais son activité littéraire est indissociable de sa pensée philosophique (L'Imaginaire, L'Être et le néant). Menant une intense activité politique, il refuse le prix Nobel de littérature en 1964.

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Huis Clos et Les Mouches (No Exit and The Flies) 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Huis clos is definitely a worthwhile read. It illuminates the importance of personal choice in Sartre's philosophy as the characters reflect on their past lives in existential hell. Les mouches, however, was not quite as good. Its plot was definitely weaker, and while the work conveyed some worthy existential themes, they were not as well presented as those in Huis clos. I highly recommend reading these in their original French version rather than an English translation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book in my advanced French class in high school. It was definitely a difficult read, partly due to the language and partly from the complexity of the philosophy behind it. However, once I understood the concepts, I found it to be quite intriguing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is definitely one of the harder books I've read as any kind of student. It's harder than some of the english books I've read. The difficulty comes from the lack of knowledge I had about the philosophy of Sartre walking into the book. After I had read the book, and studied existenalism in its basic form, I understood the book. Either way, the play was really iffy considering even with the knowledge, I found myself falling asleep through the cinematic version and the literary version. Maybe someone else will have better success than I did.