Books: Beyond Ennui

NAUSEA (238 pp.)—Jean-Paul Sartre —New Directions ($3).

WHAT Is LITERATURE? (306 pp.)—Jean-Paul Sartre — Philosophical Library ($4.75).

To the U.S. public, the writing career of Existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre has unreeled itself both forward and backward in the past five years. His latest plays (or what is left of them after translation) have been produced in Manhattan, while publishers have busied themselves resurrecting his prewar fiction. His second book, The Wall, a volume of short stories first published in France in 1939, was brought out in the U.S. last year (TIME, Dec. 27). It is...

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