Nausea (Paperback)

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By Jean-Paul Sartre, Lloyd Alexander (Translator), IV Richard Howard (Introduction by)
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When the things you enjoy in life start to make you sick, you are free to choose how to accept or reject everything.—Josef

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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 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780811217002
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication Date: May 2007
Pages: 178