| the ledge files
the ledge - nl - uk
publisher: Gallimard, Paris, 1939
publisher: Querido, Amsterdam, 2005 (new translation)
translation: Andrew Brown
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|'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 doctor - seemingly there for the men's solace - their 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.
|BOOKS BY JEAN-PAUL SARTRE:|
Antoine Roquentin, an introspective historian, records the disturbing shifts in his perceptions and his struggle to restore meaning to life in a continuing present and without lies.
One-act play: an existential portrayal of Hell.
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