Salon littéraire: Le Mur de Jean-Paul Sartre
Date: 16 Dec 2023, 2:00pm - 3:00pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
SATURDAY, December 16
2PM - 3PM
SUITE 204 (LIBRARY)
Join us at the AFSeattle Library for our traditional Salon littéraire. This time, we will explore a short story by
Jean-Paul Sartre, Le Mur.
As a reminder, the discussion is recommended for French speakers at level A2+ (upper intermediate) or above. However, participants are
welcome to read the book in English if they prefer.
Free for AF members / $5 for non-member. Please RSVP below!
Le Mur (1939), is one of Jean-Paul Sartre's greatest existentialist works of fiction. Written in 1939, the story
is set in the Spanish Civil War. The porotagonist, Pablo Ibbieta, alo is a political prisoner condemned to execution by
fascist officers. Along with two other prisoners in his cell, they alll prepare themselves to death. The story depicts
with a surprising, uncomfortable lucidity the long and intimate relationship to one's death, and what it means to die for one's
Jean-Paul Sartre, (born June 21, 1905, Paris, died April 15, 1980, Paris) is a French philosopher, novelist, and
playwright, best known as the leader existentialism in the 20th century. In 1964 he declined the Nobel Prize for Literature, which
had been awarded to him “for his work which, rich in ideas and filled with the spirit of freedom and the quest for truth, has exerted a
far-reaching influence on our age.”
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16 Dec 2023 1:45pm
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