No Exit, and Three Other Plays

No Exit, and Three Other Plays

Book - 1989
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Four seminal plays by one of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century.

An existential portrayal of Hell in Sartre's best-known play, as well as three other brilliant, thought-provoking works: the reworking of the Electra-Orestes story, the conflict of a young intellectual torn between theory and conflict, and an arresting attack on American racism.
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 1989.
Edition: Vintage International ed.
ISBN: 9780679725169
0679725164
Branch Call Number: 842 SARTRE 1989
Characteristics: 275 p. ; 21 cm.

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Nymeria23
Jun 08, 2015

Violence: Eludes to past violent events of the charcters

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Nymeria23
Jun 08, 2015

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Characters are in Hell, are dealing with their past lives and each other's company

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Nymeria23
Jun 08, 2015

Sexual Content: Two characters begin to be sexually involved- it stops though

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Jun 08, 2015

A story of the acquaintance and company of three da**ed people stuck in a room together for the rest of eternity, where they learn more about each other and become the 'torturers' in their personal hells.

Lauren Jul 22, 2008

No Exit is an existentialist play about three people condemned to eternity in Hell. The play explores what makes it 'Hell', as well as the consequences of your choices.

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Jun 08, 2015

I read this play for my English class, and thought it was okay. I liked the fact that the three 'absentees' were waiting for their torturer, but they simply tortured themselves. Even once the door is open, revealing the opportunity to escape the company of each other, no one leaves for fear of being truly alone. Interesting concepts, can't believe what a sleaze Garcin was, what a despicable person Estelle was, and what an intolerable person Inez was. I couldn't find any sympathy for them, which I guess, was the point.

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Jun 08, 2015

Nymeria23 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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“INEZ: Prove it. Prove it was no dream. It’s what one does, and nothing else, that shows the stuff one's made of.

GARCIN: I died too soon. I wasn't allowed time to - to do my deeds.

INEZ: One always dies too soon - or too late. And yet one's whole life is complete at that moment, with a line drawn neatly under it, ready for the summing up. You are - your life, and nothing else.”

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