Rosenfeld, Isaac
May 1952
New Republic;5/19/52, Vol. 126 Issue 20, p18
The article focuses on fictions writing works of Jean-Paul Sarte by referring to his book "Intimacy." The greater part of his fiction, nearly all of "Nausea" and most of "Roads to Freedom" is constructed precisely in a way wallow his characters to proclaim and act out their disgust with life. The symptoms are the standard neurotic ones--contactlessness, the emptiness and superfluity of existence, the sexual miseries and perversions, violence and self-destruction. But because Sartre is an existentialist, and because he himself resorts to existentialism for some of his special effects, people assign these symptoms a meaning that do not exist in the text.


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