This is a good starting point for preparing a reading list of the whole existentialist movement, now locked in its history and its era. what did it all mean? Certainly it was a response to the philosophy of secularism which we are still struggling with and now find waning.
Plato got it right in terms of understanding spirit and our own reality. We will now rediscover all that and then modernize philosophy itself. quite an undertaking.
We are all modernity with a shared intellectual heritage. The future belongs to Women and the Sisterhood along with Men and the Brotherhood and the Rule of Twelve. It does not belong to the Big Man.
The Meaning of Life According to Simone de Beauvoir