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Nausea is the story of Antoine Roquentin, a French writer who is horrified at his own existence. In impressionistic, diary form he ruthlessly catalogs 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."

Winner of the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature (though he declined to accept it), Jean-Paul Sartre -- philosopher, critic, novelist, and dramatist -- holds a position of singular eminence in the world of French letters. La Nausée, his first and best novel, is a landmark in Existential fiction and a key work of the twentieth century.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 135 x 206 x 18mm | 200g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0811220303
  • 9780811220309
  • 7,387

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With Nausea Sartre has succeeded magnificently--and horribly--in extending the realm of the novel to the outermost reaches of naked self-examination.--Harvey Swados "New York Post"
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