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. The book chronicles his struggle with the realization that he is an entirely free agent in a world devoid of meaning; a world in which he must find his own purpose and then take total responsibility for his choices. A seminal work of contemporary literary philosophy, Nausea evokes and examines the dizzying angst that can come from simply trying to live.
About The Author
Jean-Paul Sartre – one of the best-known and most discussed
modern French writers and thinkers – was born in Paris in 1905. His
friendship with Simone de Beauvoir, whom he met while studying
philosophy at the Sorbonne, stretched over fifty years, until his death
in 1980. He is perhaps best remembered as the founder of French
existentialism and as a man of passion, fighting for what he believed
in. Among his best known works are La Nausee (1938), Les
Mouches (1943), Huis clos (1944) and the trilogy Les
Chemins de la liberté; published in Penguin as The Age
of Reason, The Reprieve and The Iron in the Soul.
The Letters of Jean-Paul Sartre to Simone de Beauvoir 1926-1939
is also published by Penguin.
Number Of Pages: 272
Dimensions (cm): 18.1 x 11.2
Weight (kg): 18.0