· A Clean, Well Lighted Place is a story of lights and shadows, of the coexistence of ''being'' and ''nothingness''. An old man sits outside the cafe, on the terrace, where all the tables are empty except then one he sits at. He hides himself in the shadow - the perfect hiding-place, a hide-out for a person who wants to remain invisible and unnoticed to the people he observes. They - the observed ones - do
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· For the older waiter the reason for staying late at the cafe and the fact that he does not feel like sleeping, though it is almost dawn, is as simple as illness. At the end of the story he says to himself :``After all ( ...) it is probably only insomnia. Many must have it". The conclusion that as a matter of fact the whole story is about nothing but suffering from the particular disease...