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4.11  ·  Rating Details  ·  15,534 Ratings  ·  548 Reviews
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
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Paperback, 60 pages
Published December 1st 2010 by Samuel French, Inc. (first published 1944)
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Huda Yahya
Feb 07, 2016 Huda Yahya rated it it was amazing

ثلاثة أشخاص
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غرفة واحدة
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أبدية

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

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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

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الجحيم هو الآخرون
العبارة الأشهر
والأكثر صدقا
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Forrest
Dec 17, 2014 Forrest rated it really liked it
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
May 19, 2012 mai ahmd rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: مسرحيات
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
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Ibrahim Saad



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سأتوقف عن أي عذاب نفرضه، إن أي شيء، أي شيء خير من عذاب العقل، هذا الألم الزاحف الذي يقرض ويتسكع ويلاطف المرء ولا يؤذي بما فيه الكفاية ..

حسنًا يا سيد سارتر ستبقى أصداء صرختك مدوية في أذني، وربما ستظل صورة جحيمك هذا في عقلي لفترة طويلة أيضًا .. ويبدو أن الأمر حقًا بعيد عن كونه صدفه، لا لم تكن صدفة أن اقرأ هذا العمل الآن، في تلك الفترة التي أشعر فيها أن الآخرين يمثلون عبء نفسياً بما يكفي لجعلي ابتعد ، على الأقل إلى أن أعيد النظر في كل الأفكار والعلاقات التي تربطني بهم، وأصل إلى نتيجة مرضية ، سواء
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Nazish
Jul 18, 2013 Nazish rated it it was amazing
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
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)
Maryam Hosseini
Feb 26, 2016 Maryam Hosseini rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
.من خیلی زود مرده ام. برایم مجالی نگذاشـتــنـد که کارهایم را بکنم-

.انسان همیشه خیلی زود-یاخیلی دیر- میمیرد-
.ولی زندگی که پایان یافته آنجاست
.زیر رقمهای خط کشیده شده، باید حاصلجمع را نوشت
.تــو چیــز دیگر جـــز زندگـی ات نیــســتی

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.پس جهـنــم این است
...هرگز فکرش را نمیکردم
...شما گوگـرد، تودهی آتـش، ســیـخ را به یاد انسان میآورید
!آه! عــجــب شــوخــیای
:نیــازی به سیــخ نیسـت
.جهنم، همــان دیگــران اســت
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Justine
Mar 27, 2016 Justine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
J'ai adoré lire, après avoir fini Huis Clos, ce que Sartre avait à dire sur cette pièce, pourquoi il l'avait écrite, quel message il essayait de faire passer à travers elle.
And these words hit so close to home, it feels like it was just about the right time that I read it.
Je vous laisse un lien vers lequel vous renseigner sur la question :
http://www.alalettre.com/sartre-oeuvr...

En tout cas, une pièce sympathique qui en a finalement bien plus dans son coffre qu'une simple comédie.
AlGrey
Aug 13, 2012 AlGrey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mshvqd...
Nastaran
Oct 04, 2015 Nastaran rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
از نگاه سارتر، جهنم یعنی دیــــگران!

یعنی کسانی که هیچ نوع سازگاری و شباهتی بهشون نداریم ولی مجبور به ادامه زندگی در کنارشون هستیم.
رفتارهای ما را داوری میکنند و ما هم برای شناخت خودمون از معیارهایی که اونها بهمون داده اند استفاده میکنیم.
این نوع اجبار و وابستگی یعنی داشتن یک نوع زندگی جهنمی که نیاز به تغییر دارد، در غیر اینصورت، ما جهنم دیگران میشویم و دیگران، جهنم ما.

دیگر اینکه، مردم پایبند یک سری اعتقادات پوچ هستند و با وجود زجر کشیدن (از روی ترس یا به هر دلیل دیگه ای) حاضر به تغییر شرایط زندگی
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Vipassana
Jan 20, 2015 Vipassana rated it really liked it
Shelves: philosophy, fiction, plays
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
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Shai
Apr 13, 2012 Shai rated it it was amazing
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
Leo Robertson
Apr 12, 2016 Leo Robertson rated it it was amazing
This play is awesome.

I never know how relevant anything I write in these review boxes is, and it's of increasing futility pointing that out! Anyways: I'm always on the lookout for signs that life is being lived properly. Here's a test: go find some people and have a conversation with them. If at least every second thing you say is met with hostility or nervous laughter (adjust for culture), you're fine. You don't even have to steer the conversation in any particular direction or make dramatic pr
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Aya Hesham
تبدأ المسرحية بوصول - أول الشخصيات الرئيسية - جارسان إلى "الجحيم" بعد موته ودفنه. فيجد الجحيم عبارة عن غرفة إستقبال بلا مرايا أو نوافذ ، غرفة مغلقة بها ثلاث كنبات وتمثال فقط

ثم بدأ جارسان التجول في الغرفة ولاحظ أنها غرفة بلا أسرة ، ففي الجحيم لا ينام الإنسان، فتسآئل جارسان "لماذا ينام الإنسان؟ إنه يستلقي على الكنبة وفي لمحة يدب النوم في عينيه. ثم يفرك عينيه وينهض من جديد ويبدأ كل شيئ"
هذا بدوري جعلني اتسآئل لماذا يستيقظ الإنسان؟ لماذا يستيقظ ليقضي يومه من الصباح إلى المساء في العمل ثم يقضي ما تبق
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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
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بسام عبد العزيز
Nov 05, 2013 بسام عبد العزيز rated it really liked it
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
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Apr 28, 2010 §-- rated it it was amazing
Shelves: plays
The version I read didn't have 4 plays. In fact, I read an online version: http://www.sartre.org/Writings/NoExit...

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
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Manohar Lal Solanki
Feb 15, 2013 Manohar Lal Solanki rated it really liked it
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
hany adeeb

فكرتها .. بدأت عندما سمعت في البرنامج الثقافي .. تلك المسرحية صوت كرم مطاوع .. اعجبتني ، ثم قرأتها على مرتين
جميلة خاصة عندما تقدم جزء من الحق عن الجحيم .. و رغم عدم ايماني بافكار سارتر الوجودية لكنه كاتب .. مبدع استطاع ان ينشر مبادئه في صورة أدبية ساعدت على انتشارها ..

لكنه لم يحصد شيئا في النهاية .. اذ تبقت فكرة الجحيم اصعب من تلك المسرحية التي ظن فيها العذاب .. الاخرون .. لكني أقول أنه تبعا لاقوال الكتاب المقدس كلمة الله .. فان سارتر سيتفاجا بجحيم مختلف
Sarah
Dec 04, 2014 Sarah rated it it was amazing
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?
Lavinia
Aug 29, 2014 Lavinia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: plays, 2011
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.
Anicius
Jun 29, 2016 Anicius rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Тези дни забелязах, че са преиздали този текст на Сартр (дори е със същата корица?!). Както и да е, това е текст, без който разумен и ерудиран читател на може да мине. Няма как да го направи.
Понеже се правих на много интересен и споделих един коментар за книгата, тук ще си позволя да повторя някои от кодовете, които посочих в коментара. Отбелязвам тривиалния факт, че нещата, които ще нахвърлям са философски бележки, а не литературоведски. Не трябва да забравяме, че Сартр получава Нобелова награ
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Danielle
May 25, 2015 Danielle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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)
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Heba
Nov 22, 2015 Heba rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: مسرحيات
الجحيم هم الآخرون ....بدون الحاجة لأدوات تعذيب أخرى
فقط الحرمان من :العزلة ، الوحدة ..الحرية .
الحرمان من رؤية نفسك كما تحب أن تراها ليس كما يراها الآخرون.
Karim Abdel-Khalek‎
ثلاثة أشخاص
ماتوا
ذهبوا إلى الجحيم
لم يجدوا أي أساليب للتعذيب
و في النهاية
يكتشفوا أن كل واحد منهم هو جحيم الآخر
Nick Jonick
Mar 16, 2016 Nick Jonick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Η κόλαση είναι οι άλλοι.
Shardallinee


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
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Ken Moten
Jan 01, 2014 Ken Moten rated it really liked it
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
verbava
Jul 31, 2016 verbava rated it really liked it
Shelves: heaven-and-hell
усе дев'ятнадцяте століття намагалося одомашнити рай: дерев насадити, доріжки прокласти, оперу забабахати, зрештою, бо чим же ще займатися в раю, як не слуханням опери. бог – це так, епізодична деталь, із ним можна познайомитися у процесі обживання прекрасного нового потойбіччя, але щось більше, типу блаженного споглядання, – то вже занадто. інший світ стає підозріло схожий на цей, а страх того, що в раю буде нудно, породжує на диво нудні бачення раю.
сартр же одомашнює пекло, і виявляється, що п
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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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