" ' A 19th century naturalist would have written " A bridge spanned the river." M. Camus will have none of this anthropomorphism. He says, " Over the river was a bridge." This object thus immediately betrays its passiveness. It IS THERE before us, plain and undifferentiated. " There were three negro men in the room...in front of the door was a lady I didn't know...beside her was the director..." 'He likes things for their own sake and does not want to dilute them in the flux of duration.'----Sartre.