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    DescriptionJean-Paul Sartre's first published novel, "Nausea" is both an extended essay on existentialist ideals, and a profound fictional exploration of a man struggling to restore a sense of meaning to his life. This "Penguin Modern Classics" edition is translated from the French by Robert Baldick with an introduction by James Wood. "Nausea" is both the story of the troubled life of an introspective historian, Antoine Roquentin, and an exposition of one of the most influential and significant philosophical attitudes of modern times - existentialism. The book chronicles his struggle with the realisation that he is an entirely free agent in a world devoid of meaning; a world in which he must find his own purpose and then take total responsibility for his choices. A seminal work of contemporary literary philosophy, "Nausea" evokes and examines the dizzying angst that can come from simply trying to live. Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) was an iconoclastic French philosopher, novelist, playwright and, widely regarded as the central figure in post-war European culture and political thinking. Sartre famously refused the Nobel Prize for literature in 1964 on the grounds that 'a writer should not allow himself to be turned into an institution'. His most well-known works, all of which are published by Penguin, include "The Age of Reason", "Nausea" and "Iron in the Soul". If you enjoyed "Nausea", you might like Albert Camus' "The Outsider", also available in "Penguin Modern Classics". "One of the very few successful members of the genre "Philosophical Novel"...a young man's tour de force". (Iris Murdoch).


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    Title
    Nausea
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jean-Paul Sartre, Introduction by James Wood, Translated by Robert Baldick
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141185491
    ISBN 10: 014118549X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    LC subject heading:
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ADF
    BIC subject category V2: FA, FC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: B-236
    DC21: 843.912
    Libri: B-232
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    BIC subject category V2: HPCF3
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 2ADF
    BISAC V2.8: PHI006000, FIC000000, PHI018000
    Thema V1.0: QDHR5, FBC, FBA
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    30 November 2000
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Philosopher, novelist, playwright and polemicist, Jean-Paul Sartre is thought to have been the central figure in post-war European culture and political thinking. His most well-known works, all of which are published by Penguin, include THE AGE OF REASON, NAUSEA and IRON IN THE SOUL.