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No exit, and three other plays.

Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
Publisher: [New York], [Vintage Books], [1949]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In these four plays, Jean-Paul Sartre, the great existentialist novelist and philosopher, displays his mastery of the drama. No Exit is an unforgettable portrayal of hell. The Flies is a modern reworking of the Electra-Orestes story. Dirty Hands is about a young intellectual torn between theory and praxis. The Respectful Prostitute is a scathing attack on American racism.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Named Person: Orestes, King of Argos (Mythological character); Orestes, King of Argos (Mythological character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Paul Sartre
ISBN: 0394700163 9780394700168
OCLC Number: 252485
Description: 281 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: No exit (Huit clos): a play in one act --
The flies (Les mouches): a play in three acts / translated from the French by S. Gilbert --
Dirty hands (Les mains sales): a play in seven acts --
The respectful prostitute (La putain respectueuse): a play in one act and two scenes / translated from the French by L. Abel.
Other Titles: Flies.
Dirty hands.
Respectful prostitute.
Huit clos.
Mouches.
Mains sales.
Putain respectueuse.
Plays.

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In these four plays, Jean-Paul Sartre, the great existentialist novelist and philosopher, displays his mastery of the drama. No Exit is an unforgettable portrayal of hell. The Flies is a modern reworking of the Electra-Orestes story. Dirty Hands is about a young intellectual torn between theory and praxis. The Respectful Prostitute is a scathing attack on American racism.

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