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Nausea (New Directions Paperbook) Paperback – March 25, 2013
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It is the most enjoyable book Sartre has ever written. — The New Yorker
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
Jean-Paul Sartre was a prolific philosopher, novelist, public intellectual, biographer, playwright and founder of the journal Les Temps Modernes. Born in Paris in 1905 and died in 1980, Sartre was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1964―and turned it down. His books include Nausea, Intimacy, The Flies, No Exit, Sartre’s War Diaries, Critique of Dialectical Reason, and the monumental treatise Being and Nothingness.
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The book is of course multifaceted, but I always felt like that was the major thing the book was trying to accomplish.
far from satisfying my expectations. I wish if the Sartre not the pratagonist talks about the disappointments of people in this world.
You don't have to be boring to write a good philosophical book. Some philosophers seem to be afraid of actions and events. Perhaps to them events represent something ephemeral, childish, something that would belittle them if they descend and discuss it. I think that no good philosopher should avoid dipping himself in the world with its events and details; this world is the only world we've got after all...