Nausea (Paperback)

By Jean-Paul Sartre, Richard Howard (Translator), James Wood (Introduction by)

New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811220309, 178pp.

Publication Date: March 25, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback, French (3/1/1972)
Paperback (5/1/2007)
Hardcover (9/1/2004)
Paperback (3/1/2012)

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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 Naus e, his first and best novel, is a landmark in Existential fiction and a key work of the twentieth century.