ISBN10: 0811220303 ISBN13: 9780811220309 Contributors: Alexander, Lloyd (Translator); Howard, Richard (Foreword); Wood, James (Introduction) Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc Published: Mar 25 2013 Pages: 178 Weight: 0.50lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.00" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
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.