Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre [VINTAGE TRADE PAPERBACK]

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Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre 


Later [presumably 80's] printing of this 1969 trade edition.

*Book has some underlining throughout, mostly light and in pencil.  A few sparse notes in ink.  

Otherwise very good with some shelf / corner wear to cover; small stain to text block.    

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 about the world and people around him. 

His thoughts culminate in a pervasive, overpowering feeling of nausea which "spread 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 try and come to terms with his life, his philosophical and psychological struggles, give Sartre the opportunity to dramatize the tenets of his Existentialist creed.