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    DescriptionWinner of the 1964 Nobel Prize for Literature, Jean-Paul Sartre, French philosopher, critic, novelist, and dramatist, holds a position of singular eminence in the world of letters. Among readers and critics familiar with the whole of Sartre's work, it is generally recognized that his earliest novel, La Nausee (first published in 1938), is his finest and most significant. It is unquestionably a key novel of the twentieth century and a landmark in Existentialist fiction. Nausea is the story of Antoine Roquentin, a French writer who is horrified at his own existence. In impressionistic, diary form he ruthlessly catalogues his every feeling and sensation. His thoughts culminate in a pervasive, overpowering feeling of nausea which "spreads at the bottom of the viscous puddle, at the bottom of our time--the time of purple suspenders and broken chair seats; it is made of wide, soft instants, spreading at the edge, like an oil stain." Roquentin's efforts to come to terms with life, his philosophical and psychological struggles, give Sartre the opportunity to dramatize the tenets of his Existentialist creed.


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    Title
    Nausea
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jean-Paul Sartre
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 188 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780811217002
    ISBN 10: 0811217000
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.0
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC21: 843.914
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21000
    BIC subject category V2: D
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 64
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 17
    DC22: 843/.914
    B&T Approval Code: A24244000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    B&T Approval Code: P24102725
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC classification: PQ2637.A82 N313 2007
    Publisher
    New Directions Publishing Corporation
    Imprint name
    New Directions Publishing Corporation
    Publication date
    22 June 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    With Nausea Sartre has succeeded magnificently--and horribly--in extending the realm of the novel to the outermost reaches of naked self-examination.