‘A Formless Thought That Thinks You’: Sartre and the Gaze

In his 1944 play Huis Clos (No Exit), Jean-Paul Sartre wrote one of the most infamous and misunderstood lines of his career: “Hell is — other people!” Perhaps the phrase could be better apprehended as “the gaze of the Other is Hell.” That is to say, in order to comprehend the meaning of this ambiguousContinue reading “‘A Formless Thought That Thinks You’: Sartre and the Gaze”

Some Paradise: A Short Story

“At the heart of my thoughts I wasn’t I.” Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet — It was early morning and so he was tired. But he had also just lost track. To the best of his poor recollection though, Giles had had eight friends or family members die within the last year. That numberContinue reading “Some Paradise: A Short Story”