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Essential read on modern existentialism,
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This review is from: Being and Nothingness: A Phenomenological Essay on Ontology (Paperback)
Sartre, more than any other existentialist writer, has in Being and Nothingness developed a comprehensive philisophical system. The book is concisely written -- every sentence is important. I found that it was useful to become completely familiar with the introduction by translator Hazel Barnes before diving into the text. The book is fascinating, and for anyone interested in existentialism, provide a wealth of insights into the nature of choice, the other and man's relation to the universe.