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Huis clos and other plays

By: Sartre, Jean-Paul Black, Kitty(Translated by) Gilbert, Stuart(Translated by)

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series
0141184558 / 9780141184555
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Reprint. This translation originally published: 1982. Contents: The respectable prostitute. Originally published: Originally published: London: Hamish Hamilton, 1949 - Lucifer and the Lord. Originally published: London: Hamish Hamilton, 1953 - Huis clos. Originally published: London: Hamish Hamilto

These three plays, diverse in subject but thematically coherent, illuminate one of Sartre's major philosophical concerns: the struggle to live and act freely in a complex and constricting world.

Lucifer and the Lord, Sartre's favourite among his plays, explores this theme in depth, dealing in the process with fundamental questions of faith and disillusionment; in Huis Clos - arguably Sartre's most important play - he contends that 'Hell is other people', and details the afterlife of three souls trapped together in locked room and the torments that they inflict on each other; while The Respectable Prostitute, set in the Deep South of America, is concerned with racism, subjugation and the demands of conscience.


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