By Jean-Paul Sartre
One of Sartre’s maximum existentialist works of fiction, The Wall comprises the one 5 brief tales he ever wrote. Set throughout the Spanish Civil struggle, the name tale crystallizes the well-known philosopher’s existentialism.
'The Wall', the lead tale during this assortment, introduces 3 political prisoners at the evening ahead of their execution. in the course of the gaze of an neutral doctor—seemingly there for the men's solace—their psychological descent is charted in beautiful, frequently harrowing aspect. and because the morning attracts inexorably nearer, the boys go the mental wall among lifestyles and demise, lengthy sooner than the 1st shot earrings out. This excellent image of existence in agony is the proper advent to a set of news the place the neurosis of the trendy global is reflected within the lives of the folks that inhabit it . this is often an unexpurgated version translated from the French by way of Lloyd Alexander.