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Jean-Paul Sartre: Les Mains sales [Crime passionnel / Dirty Hands]
journal contributionposted on 2023-06-07, 22:10 authored by Benedict O'Donohoe
In addition to giving a synopsis of the play, some history of its genesis and a brief critical conspectus of its initial reception, this commissioned entry (of about 3,000 words) argues that "Les Mains sales" is an elaborate illustration of the diffculty we have (according to Sartre) in experiencing ourselves as autonomous agents in "real" situations when both external and internal forces are at work on our decision-making processes.
PublisherThe Literary Encyclopedia
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- Sussex Centre for Language Studies Publications
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