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Jean-Paul Sartre, the great French existentialist, displays his mastery of drama in NO EXIT, an unforgettable portrayal of hell.
The play is a depiction of the afterlife in which three deceased characters are punished by being locked into a room together for eternity. It is the source of Sartre's especially famous and often misinterpreted quotation "L'enfer, c'est les autre
Paperback, 60 pages
Published December 1st 2010 by Samuel French, Inc. (first published 1944)
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Huda Yahya

ثلاثة أشخاص
غرفة واحدة

هذه هي المعطيات
وعليك الآن استخدامها بحرفية لابتداع قصّة لم يكتب مثلها من قبل

آه هناك تفصيلة أخرى مهمة
لا توجد مرآة

لا تستطيع؟
حسنا لهذا حظينا بعبقري دعوه يوما جان
ونناديه نحن بسارتر


أولا الغرفة موجودة في مكان ظريف للغاية
كلنا بدرجات متفاوتة نحاول ألا نطأه أبدا
هذا المكان هو جهنم يا أعزائي

وجهنم هنا لا ترى فيها نيران محرقة
ولا أجساد تصلى السعير
ولا سلاسل وشياطين بقرون حمر

العذاب هنا عذاب من نوع آخر


الجحيم هو الآخرون
العبارة الأشهر
والأكثر صدقا
As a function of pure entertainment, Sartre's No Exit is brilliant. Ironically, Sartre uses almost-pure dialogue to "show not tell" the dilemma faced by Garcin, Inez, and Estelle, three "absentees" (a euphemism for "the dead") locked into a room, condemned to be together for eternity. Each has arrived here for different reasons, but all three possess qualities that bring out the worst in the others. Rather than the traditional hellish tropes of horned demons and hell-fire, this play evokes more ...more
mai ahmd
مسرحية فلسفية وجودية تشكل وجهة نظر سارتر عن الآخر
الآخر الذي نعيش معه ونحسب له كل الحسابات إما حبا خوفا أو احتراما
أو ربما أسبابا أخرى .. سارتر يرى أن وجود الإنسان مرتبط بالآخر
لكن تلك العلاقات دائما ما يشوبها الخوف والحذر والتوجس
تدور أحداث المسرحية في إحدى غرف جهنم حيث يلقى بها ثلاثة أشخاص
لا يعرفون بعضهم البعض ليعيشوا عالم الآخر دون القدرة على الفرار منه
هذه المسرحية ذات فكرة مجنونة نوعا ما خاصة في إطلالة شخصياتها على ما يحدث في الأرض بعد الموت
وفي مواجهة بين شخوصها
ثلاثة أشخاص لا يعرفون بعضهم
Petra X
One day, aged nearly 16 I was an observant, Orthodox Jew. I enjoyed the ritual, I enjoyed the scholarship, I submerged myself in the study of Rashi, the Ramban, Talmud and Torah and boys. Then I read Iron in the Soul and the next day I had started to think for myself. I've been an existentialist ever since. (view spoiler)
This play gave me a wonderful idea for my next photography project and another view of hell. Every time I pick up something by existentialist authors, I’m reminded of how much they closely border upon my thoughts on life. The play centers around three characters who are trapped in a room after being dead for several hours and begin conversing about each other’s idea of why they’ve landed there which they think is essentially the hell. They bicker, fight and hate each other and we come to see how ...more
I read No Exit in English and French and saw the play while studying in France. In par with Sartre's idea of freedom, we create heaven and hell today, in this life on earth, by other's judgments of our acts. "Hell is the other", the phrase encapsulating heaven and hell, I found quite to the point. The 'other's' eyes pierce into my head, judging and shaping who I am, which I must escape, through my freedom to choose. No Exit is a simple and yet powerful play, which defined Petan's (northeren) Fra ...more
Olivia Thomas
We've often heard the cliche "Hell is other people", but no one has ever taken the saying more literally than Jean-Paul Sartre in 'No Exit'. The play opens on Garcin, a man damned for eternity. He is lead to a plain room with no mirrors or beds, only three couches and poor decorating. Like the two women that arrive after him, Inez and Estelle, he wonders why there are no torturing devices in Hell as expected. However, once the three start in conversation, they realize that they have been chosen ...more
Hell is other people!

That statement is beyond doubt the most famous of Satre's. However, it is only after one is acquainted with No Exit does one realise how grossly misinterpreted that statement is. In the context of this play, the statement is not misanthropic. It highlights a symptom of the condition that is life. Perhaps this quote, where Estelle peers into the eyes of Inez for the lack of a mirror, characterizes Satre's iconic quote better.

Your scare me rather. My reflection in the glass ne

جلسة سرية .. أو قصة لا مفر .. ربّاه ، الفيلسوف الوجودي سارتر عرّف الجحيم الحقيقي في هذه القصة القصيرة
" الجحيم هو الآخرون .. و العذاب الحقيقي ليس الجلد ولا الضرب ، و إنما عذاب العقل "

امرأتان و رجل ، يعيشون للأبد مع بعضهم داخل الجحيم ، ولا مفر ، قصة مُقلقة ، و جميلة

تستطيع مشاهدتها إن لم تستطع قراءة تلك الصفحات البالية :
Sidharth Vardhan
Two is Company, Three is Hell

Oh my sweet Satan! this is one hell of a play. This definitely is scariest vision of inferno, and the vision is just too simple:

You re-member all we were told about the torture-chambers, the fire and brimstone, the "burning marl." Old wives' tales! There's no need for red-hot pokers. Hell is—other people!

And who can be better torturer than brains behind holocausts and Abu-Gharibs?

“As for me, I am mean: that means that I need the suffering of others to exist. A
Sumirti Singaravel
"One always dies too soon—or too late. And yet one's whole life is complete at that moment[of death], with a line drawn neatly under it, ready for the summing up. You are—your life and nothing else."

This is my first book by Jean-Paul Sartre and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The play in its entirety is based on the basic assertion of Sartre that "existence precedes essence". Each of the characters is complete in their development and is perfectly complementing to the central theme. I wonder how Sa
Apr 28, 2010 §-- rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: plays
The version I read didn't have 4 plays. In fact, I read an online version:

A brilliant examination of hell. It's more difficult than it looks to write effectively about damnation. I think the most common quote of this book--"hell is other people"--is misunderstood. It makes more sense when taken in context--spoken by a damned soul, a soul so selfish, so unrepentant that to it hell really IS other people. All of the characters in this play are completely in
بسام عبد العزيز
ليست مجرد الصيحة الشهيرة "الجحيم هو الآخرون" و لكنها مشكلة حرية الإنسان و إرادته..

حتى لو كانت الصيحة تعبر عما يريد أن يقوله سارتر بشكل مباشر لكن نظرة أخرى للمسرحية نجد العديد من الأفكار الأخري..

فالجحيم ليس فقط هم الآخرون.. و لكن الجحيم هو الحياة نفسها.. العذاب هو بالفعل واقع على الأحياء الآن دونما الحاجة إلى انتظار إلى ما بعد الموت.. فبالرغم من أن المسرحية تدور احداثها في قلب الجحيم إلا ان كل ما فيها يقول أنها تتحدث عن الحياة..

الفكرة التي جذبتني بشدة .. أقصد فكرة حرية الإرادة .. نجد سارتر يقول
Je voudrais vous savoir une petite chose.

Jean-Paul Sartre a dit :

« l'enfer c'est les autres » a été toujours mal compris. On a cru que je voulais dire par là que nos rapports avec les autres étaient toujours empoisonnés, que c'était toujours des rapports infernaux. Or, c'est tout autre chose que je veux dire. (view spoiler)
Manohar Lal Solanki
Jean-Paul Sartre, an existensialst, a philosopher, a novelist etc. His idea of hell is very much similar to the idea of Shakespeare. Shakespeare has quoted once, " All the devils of hell are on the earth". This novel goes on the same bottom line where he depicts a picture of hell, in which he shows three peoples who dies, and then they enters the hell. There were two ladies and one man. All the three peoples were kept in a same room. There was nothing else in the room except few paintings. There ...more
I read this mostly because it inspired my favorite Twilight Zone episode. (Guess!)

Genius. That's all I have to say.

And whoever wrote all over this library book actually provided some insight. So…thank you? I guess?
Brilliant! The hell as we have probably never imagined it. Perhaps the first piece of existentialist writing that didn't literally give me a headache. Really, something to get back to every now and then.
Karim Mohamed
ثلاثة أشخاص
ذهبوا إلى الجحيم
لم يجدوا أي أساليب للتعذيب
و في النهاية
يكتشفوا أن كل واحد منهم هو جحيم الآخر

I've read this play some years ago in highschool for the first time. Even then I thought it a masterpiece. Mostly, because at the end of the story you do not close the covers and put the book back on a shelf, then forget all about it and move on with your life. No, it makes you think. Is there an afterlife? Is there a heaven and hell? And what would it look like?...

J.P.Sartre's portrayal of hell is the one that got to me most. Hell is other people? It couldn't be worst to be put inside an exit-l
Ken Moten
Jan 01, 2014 Ken Moten rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Ken by: William Barrett
"This bronze. Yes, now's the moment; I'm looking at this thing on the mantelpiece, and I understand that I'm in hell. I tell you, everything's been thoughtout beforehand. They knew I'd stand at the fireplace stroking this thing of bronze, with all those eyes intent on me. Devouring me. What? Only two of you? I thought there were more; many more. So this is hell. I'd never have believed it. You remember all we were told about the torture-chambers, the fire and brimstone, the burning marl, Old wiv ...more
"Hell is other people." This play is absolutely hilarious, because it puts such an interesting spin on our concept of Hell and the tortures awaiting those of us who are heading there in the afterlife. The idea that two people can drive you absolutely batshit is incredibly resonant, especially when compared to the fact that you can also drive those two people absolutely batshit in turn. Isn't it our interactions with others that make us so angry in our daily lives? And isn't it true that alone, t ...more
Perhaps the most clever play written by Sartre, this one-act scene dramatically illustrates the causal link between choices made by man during his lifetime, and facing the repercussions thereafter. Contrary to human understanding wherein the only form of punishment envisioned is corporal, Sartre ventures into the realms of our ethical and moral dilemmas surfacing amidst our helplessness to conquer them anymore in the afterlife. Taking an absolutely different spin on our common understanding of " ...more
Hussam Nabil
مسرحيه وجوديه من 80 صفحه تقريبا و هي تناقش فكرة الآخر في الفلسفه الوجوديه و الآخر في الوجوديه لا يمكن أن يكون سوى عدو لك فهو ينتن لك عالمك بحكم وجوده و يسلبك من ذاتك و يمنعك من تحقيق فرديتك
و هي تحكي عن ثلاثه أشخاص ماتوا و ذهبوا الى الجحيم و لكن لصدمتهم لم يكن هناك في الجحيم نار أو أدوات و غرف تعذيب . حبسوا في الغرفه و بدأت تتذارب ذاتياتهم
و في النهايه صرخ جارسان معلنا مغزى المسرحيه حيث قال : الجحيم هو الآخرين
It was strange, but the setup was nice and it was a really, really interesting concept that I now kind of want someone to write a (good) full-length novel about.
Ahmed Osama
الجحيم هو الآخرون - جحيم العقل و نظرات الناس لنا - الألم الجسدي أقل سطوة و قوة من ألم النفس ، و العذاب في هذا الجحيم لا يوجد به نار و قيود ، الآخرون و العقل فقط
فاطمة عبد السلام

كانت قرائتي لها على انها المسرحية فقط
وكان تقييمي 3 نجوم لا غير
للفكرة فقط فالترجمة كانت سيئة
عن تصور سارتر للجحيم
والذي ليس بالضرورة ان يكون نارا وأداوت تعذيب
من الممكن ان يتعذب الانسان بكونه كائن بشري بأساليب اخرى
كونه يعرف ما يدور حوله على الارض ولا يستطيع المشاركة
بتواجده ليرد عنه اتهام او غيبة
او حتى لإصلاح وضع ما خطأ
او أن يعذب امرأة بعدم وجود مرآة
لتتأكد من ان شكلها على ما يرام
أو ان يحبس ثلاثة معاً
يعرفون كل شيء عن بعضهم البعض
من ضعف وحماقات وجرائم ارتكبوها
وعليهم التأقلم مع هذا !

اما عند قرائتي لقصة ا
Hajer Elmahdi
I had some papers to do today, so this morning as I was setting in this ghastly governmental office waiting room between two old ladies chattering a little about Libyan politics and how their knees hurt due to something, I flipped through my phone and I stumbled upon this play, which i had since maybe last year but didn't get a chance to read and It seemed like a nice way to kill time. So as I was dying, literally the resemblance between my room and Sartre's was quite ironic. What I think this p ...more
Yehia Nasser
“Your scare me rather. My reflection in the glass never did that; of course, I knew it so well. Like something I had tamed...I'm going to smile, and my smile will sink down into your pupils, and heaven knows what it will become.”

Aici găsit-am celebrul dicton sartrian:

Nu-i nevoie de flăcări şi de smoală, infernul sunt ceilalţi.

Apoi, m-am gândit ce cool şi captivant este Infernul lui Dante faţă de iadul lui Sartre. Chiar şi personajul Garcin îşi doreşte cu disperare cazanul cu smoală şi fierul înroşit decât să petreacă eternitatea cu cele două colege ale lui.

Şi, nu în ultimul rând, mi-am amintit de un personaj din Crimă şi Pedeapsă de Dostoievski. El îşi închipuia iadul ca o cameră întunecoasă fără uşi şi ferestre în ca

مسرحية فلسفية تحكي عن ثلاث اشخاص ماتوا وذهبوا الى الجحيم لاخطاء فعلوها فى حياتهم وكانوا معتقدين ان سوف يتعذبوا بأدوات تعذيب ولكن لم يجدوا ادوات تعذيب وتعذبوا بسبب تعاملهم او تقبلهم لبعض
لذلك قال فى نهايةا لرواية الجحيم هو الاخرون

وممكن يكون قصده حرية الانسان فى الدنيا وانه مش مخير وكل شئ معد مسبقا فالانسان ملوش اى اختيار
او ان حتى الانسان لما يموت ويروح للجحيم مستمر فى اخطائه وعدم اهتمامه باى شخص غير نفسه
ممكن حتى قصده ان التعذيب ممكن يكون بحاجات بسيطة مش شرط ادوات تعذيب زي موضوع المرأة
او انهم ممكن
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Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre, normally known simply as Jean-Paul Sartre, was a French existentialist philosopher and pioneer, dramatist and screenwriter, novelist and critic. He was a leading figure in 20th century French philosophy.

He declined the award of the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his work which, rich in ideas and filled with the spirit of freedom and the quest for truth, has ex
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