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The Last Chance: Roads of Freedom IV

(Les Chemins de la Liberté)

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Hardcover, 232 pages
Published November 30th 2009 by Bloomsbury Academic (first published 1986)
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Chris Watson
Mar 07, 2009 rated it really liked it
This link was hard to track down....

Most of the 'existentialist' books are quite forgettable: pompous claptrap, really; but this trilogy was excellent -- real literature, full of genuine psychological insight and quiet tragedy.
Ece
May 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Being an admirer of Sartre and The Roads of Freedom, I loved this forth volume as well. It gives a strange, bitter feeling when you see the unfinished sentences, Sartre's death hits you in the face.
I would recommend this to every Sartre lover without a single tiny doubt.
Bruce clark
Nov 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fourth and final volume to Sartre's "Roads to Freedom." Completed after Sartre's death from unfinished manuscripts left behind. Satisfying conclusion to Sartre's work.
Phil
Apr 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was pleased to have found this book. It is not easy and cliche as it is I found it at Powell's. I, as most, was under the impression that The Roads of Freedom was simply a trilogy. The essays accompanying it are at times insightful as well as just dull. I was appreciative of their respect of Sartre as a writer rather than a philosopher, for most of what is considered to be existentialism is literary and not codified - something that is often abused with Sartre's Being and Nothingness in academ ...more
Tadzio Koelb
Jul 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
From my review in the Guardian:

"As the uncompleted fourth volume of Roads of Freedom, now one of Sartre’s least-read works of fiction, The Last Chance will perhaps attract a small readership – a pity, because the quality of Sartre’s writing has never been more evident than in this excellent translation by Craig Vasey. Accompanied here by engaging essays and interviews, it should hopefully renew interest in the first three volumes.

Mathieu and Brunet, now prisoners of war, face the danger (which,
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Karthick
Jun 21, 2013 rated it liked it
Concluded a journey of about 1400 pages of Sartre's 'Roads of Freedom' series. The novels were interesting in a few parts, but it requires a great patience and a great resistance against boredom to sit through the whole series. The novels do not have the intensity of his Nausea nor the lithe movement of his short stories. Of course, Sartre is any day a better thinker (and a better man) than his contemporary Camus, but the latter wrote better stories. Good fiction needs truthful bluffing; maybe t ...more
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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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