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Existential angst.

(4 Posts)
janerowena Wed 03-Sep-14 16:39:16

That took me back - I did A level French and suffered greatly from years of having to read Jean-Paul Sartre's novels. I think he practically invented the angst part, let alone the existentialist movement.

Reading this sort of stuff is bad enough in English, doing it in French was the best soporific ever.

suebailey1 Wed 03-Sep-14 15:10:53

In that case I've got it. Thank you for explaining

whenim64 Wed 03-Sep-14 09:58:59

Not knowing whether your life has any meaning or purpose and struggling to accept that's all there is - and then you die.

I guess the trick is to find a way to come to terms with one's mortality and get the best out of life whilst we're here.

suebailey1 Wed 03-Sep-14 09:03:34

Can someone please explain this in simple terms for me please- not a definition I can read these myself just a plain English explanation in your own words please?