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, theNausea 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 come to terms with his life, his philosophical and psychological struggles, give Sartre the opportunity to dramatize the tenets of his Existentialist creed.The introduction for this edition of Nausea by Hayden Carruth gives background on Sartre s life and major works, a summary of the principal themes of Existentialist philosophy, and a critical analysis of the novel itself.
Nausea 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
I put a longer review of this book a journal entry that I wrote while I was reading it in my writing since it was too long for this page.6.9.07Nausea is not a good thing to have as the only thing that belongs to you, and even worse as the only thing that you belong to It is sickening and dark and so terribly everyday that it gets inside you if you let it Sartre writes beautifully and describes the physical world in such incredible detail, that if you are a reader, and even if you are a writer, [...]
Roquentin, Meursault Meursault, Roquentin Now, go outside, grab a cup of coffee and have fun I ll be here, sitting on the floor surrounded by cupcakes, ice cream and some twisted books, like an existentialist Bridget Jones, just contemplating my own ridiculous existence, thanks to you guys and your crude and insightful comments about life and its inevitable absurdity It is a tough read Especially if you feel like a giant failure that never lived, but existed to live, one of the rarest thing in t [...]
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Okay, wow They should stock this thing in the bible section Or the adult erotica section, because either way it gives you some pretty intense experiences.In a nutshell this book is kind of like an existentialist essay in the form of a diary It s about this red haired writer guy Antoine Roquentin, who s recently been overwhelmed with an intolerable awareness of his own existence Like, super intolerable Like, a soul crushing, mind blowing, nausea inducing kind of intolerable It s pretty awesome.An [...]
Ogier P the self taught man is the symbol of everything that has gone wrong with the socialization process Nausea places us in a situation where we have to ask ourselves is knowledge for the sake of knowledge a wise way to spend your life or can you have knowledge of trivial facts e.g game shows and know nothing about who you are a life not examined because knowledge was important.
Third time luckyI have always preferred the work of Albert Camus when it comes to the subject of existentialism It has taken me three attempts to read Nausea to finally appreciate Whereas I just found Camus easier to digest immediately This small novel is no doubt an important work and essential reading for philosophical purposes I remember reading Camus s The Stranger and Sartre s Nausea back to back, similar in some ways, not in others, The Stranger lingered for weeks, Nausea drifted away But [...]
If you live in Florida, lets say Ft Lauderdale, don t read this book especially when you re trying to pay the bills by working in a call center and you re aweful at telemarketing and you re roommate is weird and depressed and everyone around you is fake and plastic That s my only warning Otherwise, it s a great book.
Jean Paul Sartre s version of Rebel Without a Cause and like James Dean, Sartre himself became an icon Written in the late 30 s, Sartre s study of a man who analyze his feelings, bearings on a world that makes him sick This book has so much identity to it, that it is almost a brand name for youth There is nothing better then to be caught reading this novel by a pretty girl in a coffee house Unless it s Starbucks, and then it is just pointless.
i found this book at a salvation army when i was 17, i had no idea who sartre was, i just liked the description on the back and it sounded really depressing which i was into at the time i kept trying to read it for the next five years but could never get past the first ten pages or so because it would just bum me out too much.i finally read it when i had just graduated from college i m glad that i waited that long because i don t think i would have gotten the joke until then in much the same way [...]
My thought is me that s why I can t stop I exist because I think and I can t stop myself from thinking At this very moment it s frightful if I exist, it is because I am horrified at existing I am the one who pulls myself from the nothingness to which I aspire Jean Paul Sartre, Nausea
An lisis breve y probablemente inexacto de Antoine RoquentinAntoine Roquentin, hombre de 30 a os, soltero, franc s, vive en Bouville, historiador aficionado y adicto al trabajo Sartre centr en aquel personaje, en apariencia trivial y sin mucho atractivo, el hast o, el absurdo que ilustra su filosof a existencialista Roquentin se siente consternado por el conocimiento de su futilidad, una bolsa de huesos sin finalidad Le repugna su existencia, la rechaza, y le repele el conocimiento de su miseria [...]
602 Nausea, Jean Paul SartreNausea French La Naus e is a philosophical novel by the existentialist philosopher Jean Paul Sartre, published in 1938 It is Sartre s first novel and, in his opinion, one of his best works Antoine Roquentin The protagonist of the novel, Antoine is a former adventurer who has been living in Bouville for three years Antoine does not keep in touch with family, and has no friends He is a loner at heart and often likes to listen to other people s conversations and examine [...]
Fear, anxiety, suffering, freedom, and self deception that s the human condition right there for you folks.Nothing matters.Life is meaningless Life is pointless Life is empty.I m going to have to reread this again to fully wrap my head around it.
An insufferable philosophical classic, penned in nauseating and styleless first person prose Roquentin is an arrogant buffoon whose existential woes are trivial, arch and pathetic No attempt to create a novel has been made, apart from using that most lazy of constructs, the diary, opening the whole work out to a meandering thought stream of excruciating random dullness It isn t accessible to confused students, unless those students happen to be aesthetes on private incomes writing dull historica [...]
A Novel of Ideas Much criticism of Nausea describes it as a novel of ideas, as if this is necessarily a pejorative term.To me, the term as used in this negative context implies that the characters are a mere mouthpiece for ideas or ideologies, and that they simply argue with each other until a resolution is reached or not.I question whether this characterisation applies to Nausea , and would like to make a case for an alternative perspective on the novel in this review.Ironically, to argue my ca [...]
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The thing with existentialism is that once you admit there s no meaning, you have to admit that there s no meaning, and people get freaked out about it I don t know why I was raised atheist and I ve never thought there was any meaning and it seems okay to me maybe it s only scary if you used to think there was a meaning and suddenly you find out there isn t one Listen, I ll tell you the meaning of life.1 Be nice2 have funThat s it.Neither of those things occur to Antoine Roquentin in this book, [...]
Sartrien s novels went a little fashion but Nausea remains for me one of the best novels of the twentieth century He accompanied me once and I will surely stopped to read it again It allows to identify, when we like the philosophy of Jean Paul Sartre, a character who observes the world and who are disgusted, so it seems vain He s trying to make sense of his existence, to understand why he lives but it comes to a sad fact and without end It s not easy to read, it turns off and gives the cockroach [...]
Deeply unsettling novel reflecting the hideous emptiness of our existence I want to leave, to go somewhere where I should be really in my place, where I would fit in but my place is nowhere I am unwanted.
I can t really tell you why I picked this up now I just decided I needed to read some fiction Perhaps I also thought I should ease my way gently back into fiction with something written by a philosopher The I think about it, the this book seems like an awfully strange one to pick but I seemed quite determined at the time to start reading it It would be nice to then be able to say and this was just the book I needed to read right now, this was just the thing as if there were some guiding princi [...]
As literature, Nausea is a remarkable character study and exploration of the ideas of existentialism Sartre is a talented writer, capable of some truly striking prose, and the novel succeeds at drawing the reader deep into the mind of Roquentin in a manner that is intimate and engaging But I can t say that I find these ideas as a basis for thought all that compelling Sartre seems to have seized upon a common yet admittedly powerful experience that peculiar sensation of sudden strangeness which c [...]
The protagonist is a captive of loneliness and time This sun and blue sky were only a snare This is the hundredth time I ve let myself be caught My memories are like coins in the devil s purse when you open it you find only dead leaves For him there are no expectations and no changes in life the world passes him by I can no longer distinguish present from future and yet it lasts, it happens little by little So the protagonist becomes nauseated with reality and his purposeless existence turns int [...]
I have to admit that I read this book in the summer between finishing high school and starting college a time when I felt sure everything I d been taught was irrelevant When I read Nausea, I thought and acted like I had discovered the holy grail I told all my friends all 3 of them they HAD to read it I fell in love with this book with the intensity only a young person in their late teens can Evidently not all young people feel this way My best friend still blames me ruining her summer by insisti [...]
I was just thinking, I tell him, laughing, that here we sit, all of us, eating and drinking to preserve our precious existence and really there is nothing, nothing, absolutely no reason for existing I smile at him I would like this smile to reveal all that he is trying to hide from himself.It s really hard for me to rate this book, to write a review or even form an opinion I kinda feel I m not old, educated or wise enough to appreciate it fully, and this is one of those books I would be highly i [...]