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Eugene Lester
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Simone de Beauvoir has been quoted as stating that They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? is the first existential novel. She should know! TSHDT?, published in 1935, was very influential among French intellectuals of the day. Meanwhile, it received bad reviews in the U. S. and was seen merely as a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2013 at Relics of Civilization
Whenever the phrase "existential literature" is tossed about, some writers and specific works come to mind: Sartre, Camus, Hesse, Beckett. . . Nausea, No Exit, The Stranger, Narcissus and Goldmund, Waiting for Godot. . . Europeans all, with a European sensibility. I would like to put in a few words... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2012 at Relics of Civilization
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