The Wall Summary
Jean-Paul Sartre

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The Wall Summary

"The Wall," first published in 1937 and collected in the volume The Wall and Other Stories (1939), is the best known of Jean-Paul Sartre's five short stories. Written prior to Sartre's activism in political causes, "The Wall" was Sartre's personal response to the Spanish Civil War; he wrote it during a period when he felt hopeless about the growing forces of fascism in Spain. The story also outlines Sartre's philosophy of existentialism. "The Wall," along...

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