Nausea (New Directions Paperbook)

Nausea (New Directions Paperbook)

Jean-Paul Sartre


Sartre's maximum novel ― and existentialism's key textual content ― now brought by way of James Wood.

Nausea is the tale of Antoine Roquentin, a French author who's horrified at his personal lifestyles. In impressionistic, diary shape he ruthlessly catalogs his each feeling and sensation. His recommendations culminate in a pervasive, overpowering feeling of nausea which “spreads on the backside of the viscous puddle, on the backside of our time ― the time of red suspenders and damaged chair seats; it really is made from huge, smooth instants, spreading on the area, like an oil stain.”

Winner of the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature (though he declined to just accept it), Jean-Paul Sartre ― thinker, critic, novelist, and dramatist ― holds a place of singular eminence on the planet of French letters. La Nausée, his first and top novel, is a landmark in Existential fiction and a key paintings of the 20th century.

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