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The Blood of Others (Pantheon Modern Writers) Paperback – 1 Jan 1995

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  • Paperback: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Pantheon Books Inc (1 Jan. 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0394724119
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394724119
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 13 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,552,296 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 15 Feb. 2002
Format: Paperback
I can't even remember what first made me pick up this book now... I just know that I was drawn into a story with characters as real as anyone you could meet. I read the first half incredibly quickly, but found after this that I was so reluctant to finish it I started slowing down my reading. Th story focuses on Jean Blomart, and his progression from rich man's son to leader of the french revolutionary during WW2, but the themes it discusses are timeless - as Jean struggles with the problems of whether war can ever be noble, whether he has the authority to command others to die, and what love really means, you will find yourself irresistibly drawing parallels with modern conflicts and dilemnas.
A truly hypnotising, beautiful book that will introduce you to existentialism from a fresh viewpoint.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Thought provoking and beautiful 17 Feb. 2001
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Through the study of the social ethics of France under German occupation, Simone de Beauvoir describes the true question at the heart of existentialism - 'How much responsibility can one truly have for other peoples' lives?' - and the ethical and moral questions that are raised as a consequence. That said, the book is lively and weaves the philosophical theme into the story seamlessly. Profound and uplifting.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
the best of Simone de Beauvoir's novels 6 Oct. 2006
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This novel is far better than any of her other novels. It has a gripping plot (in spite of being a European novel and a "literary" novel). It dramatizes some of the essential themes of Sartrean existentialism and throws the reader into the world in a vivid way.

It has not received the promotion of her other novels, probably because it has a plot. Unless you share the prejudice against compelling fiction, do not let this preconception make you miss one of the best novels of the twentieth century.
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