Jean-Paul Sartre: Les Mains sales [Crime passionnel / Dirty Hands]

O'Donohoe, Benedict (2009) Jean-Paul Sartre: Les Mains sales [Crime passionnel / Dirty Hands]. Literary Encyclopedia. ISSN 1747-678X

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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.

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Schools and Departments: School of English > Sussex Centre for Language Studies
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