Set in the volatile Paris summer of 1938, "The Age of Reason" follows two days in the life of Mathieu Delarue, a philosophy teacher, and his circle in the cafes and bars of Montparnasse. Mathieu has so far managed to contain sex and personal freedom in conveniently separate compartments. But now he is in trouble, urgently trying to raise 4,000 ...Read MoreSet in the volatile Paris summer of 1938, "The Age of Reason" follows two days in the life of Mathieu Delarue, a philosophy teacher, and his circle in the cafes and bars of Montparnasse. Mathieu has so far managed to contain sex and personal freedom in conveniently separate compartments. But now he is in trouble, urgently trying to raise 4,000 francs to procure a safe abortion for his mistress, Marcelle. Beyond all this, filtering an uneasy light on his predicament, rises the distant threat of the coming of the Second World War.Read Less
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I have recently read 'The Age Of Reason', by Jean-Paul satre- it is a powerful study of the cost of individual freedom , however you choose to perceive it, set against the background of the shadow cast by The Second World War......The main character, Mattheiu, is a university lecturer, who has a mistress, Marcelle, who is pregnant with his child..........There are also several other characters whom the book 'focuses' on, mainly friends of Matthieu's. Throughout the book, their individual viewpoints are portrayed, all within the timespan of (about) 24 hours......of course, it ends with Matthieu effectively 'losing' Marcelle to Daniel, a homosexual friend of his, unable to accept that he is such......certainly very thought-provoking/powerful writing, some would say 'fatalistic'- after all, the writer(Satre) was a confessed Marxist/Exestentialist.
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