It is the most enjoyable book Sartre has ever written.

The New Yorker

Sartre’s greatest novel — and existentialism’s key text — now introduced by James Wood

Nausea

Fiction by Jean-Paul Sartre

Translated from the French by Richard Howard

With a contribution by James Wood

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 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 Nausée, his first novel, is a landmark in existentialist fiction and a key work of the twentieth century.

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Jean-Paul Sartre

20th century French writer, critic and philosopher

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