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Nausea
By Jean Paul Sartre, Richard Howard (foreword by), James Wood (introduced by) and Lloyd Alexander (trans)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher New Directions
Publication date March 25, 2013
Pages 178
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780811220309
ISBN-10 0811220303
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Original list price $14.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

Sartre's greatest novel ― and existentialism's key text ― now introduced by James Wood.

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.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780848820251
 
from Amereon Ltd (January 1, 1997)
9780848820251 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $28.95
About: In this novel, Antoine Roquentin, an introspective historian, records the disturbing shifts in his perceptions and his struggle to restore meaning to life in a continuing present and without lies.
from Bentley Pub (October 1, 1979)
9780837604435 | details & prices | List price $14.00
About: The diary of Antoine Roquentin follows his thoughts as he gradually sinks into a metaphysical crisis of despair, in this the first novel by the leader of French Existentialism
Paperback
Book cover for 9780141194844 Book cover for 9780811201889 Book cover for 9780811220309 Book cover for 9781517449575
 
from Createspace Independent Pub (September 21, 2015); titled "La nausea"
9781517449575 | details & prices | 152 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.35 in. | List price $11.00
About: Jean-Paul Sartre fue un filósofo, escritor, novelista, dramaturgo, activista político, biógrafo y crítico literario francés, exponente del existencialismo y del marxismo humanista.
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With Lloyd Alexander (other contributor), Richard Howard (other contributor), James Wood (other contributor) | from New Directions (March 25, 2013)
9780811220309 | details & prices | 178 pages | 5.00 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Sartre's greatest novel ― and existentialism's key text ― now introduced by James Wood.
from Penguin Uk (March 7, 2013)
9780141198316 | details & prices | List price $16.45
from Gardners Books (June 3, 2010)
9780141194844 | details & prices | 272 pages | List price $6.20
About: Nausea is both the story of the troubled life of a young writer, Antoine Roquentin, and an exposition of one of the most influential and significant philosophical attitudes of modern times - existentialism.
from New Directions (May 1, 2007)
9780811217002 | details & prices | 192 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.42 lbs | List price $13.95
from New Directions (June 1, 1969)
9780811201889 | details & prices | 4.75 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $12.95
About: The diary of Antoine Roquentin follows his thoughts as he gradually sinks into a metaphysical crisis of despair, in this the first novel by the leader of French Existentialism

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