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Nausea (New Directions Paperbook) Paperback – March 25, 2013
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The best-written and most interesting of Sartre's novels. — Atlantic Monthly
With Nausea Sartre has succeeded magnificently—and horribly—in extending the realm of the novel to the outermost reaches of naked self-examination. — The New York Post
About the Author
Richard Howard is the author of eleven books of poetry, including Untitled Subjects, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1970. He is the translator for more than 150 works from the French language. He received the American Book Award for his translation of Charles Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal.
James Wood, the prominent critic, essayist, and novelist, is a professor at Harvard and a staff writer for The New Yorker. Born in Durham, England, he began his career at The Guardian and later became a senior editor at The New Republic. He currently serves on the editorial board of The London Review of Books and The Common in Cambridge, MA. His books include The Irresponsible Self: On Laughter and the Novel, How Fiction Works, and, most recently, The Fun Stuff: And Other Essays.
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I used to think about my own existence and how small and insignificant I felt, just one person in billions, a tiny speck in the vast space of the universe. One evening things came to a head. I had a teacher that lived by a certain set of ideals and he talked to me at length about existentialism, The Four Agreements and finding yourself. I immediately went out a bought a copy of The "Tao Te Ching". It's been several years since when I finally decided to look into it. I did some research and bought some philosophy books. The one that hit home was "Existentialism is Humanism".
My point is that I connected with this book even more than the previously mentioned. It was a fantastic, thought-provoking read. Definitely not something to read it one sitting. I had to get up a few times and walk around, smoke a cigarette and just let the words I'd read wash over me in between every 40 pages or so.
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This is not my favorite genre, but I LOVED it. I thought it was fantastic.Published 3 months ago by Clarissa Allen
Boring. I understand the interesting perspective of the protagonist, however there is only so much self reflection and lack of real plot I can take. There is no real story. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jody Wieler
This review will make me look like a philistine. "Nausea" is every bit the sort of book that makes people forced to read it for school or university hate reading. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Ben Hourigan, author
I only bought this book because it was on the required reading list for a class. I didn't even finish reading it because it was so terrible. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Alanna