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Jean-Paul Sartre
Robert Baldick (Translator)



Penguin Random House

ISBN: 9780141185491


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Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre is a seminal existentialist novel that explores the themes of alienation, freedom, and the absurdity of existence. The story follows Antoine Roquentin, a historian who becomes increasingly aware of the meaningless and oppressive nature of his life and surroundings. As he grapples with existential angst, Roquentin confronts the raw and unsettling truths about human existence. Robert Baldick’s translation captures the essence of Sartre’s philosophical and literary style, making this a compelling read for those interested in existentialist thought.

Why You Should Read This Book

  • Engage with a foundational work of existentialist literature.
  • Reflect on themes of alienation, freedom, and the absurdity of existence.
  • Explore Sartre’s profound philosophical insights through a compelling narrative.
  • Appreciate Robert Baldick’s translation that captures the essence of Sartre’s style.
  • Delve into a novel that challenges and provokes thought about the nature of human existence.

About the Author

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) was a French philosopher, playwright, and novelist known for his contributions to existentialist thought. His works, including Being and Nothingness and Nausea, explore themes of freedom, consciousness, and the human condition. Sartre’s philosophical and literary contributions have had a lasting impact on contemporary thought.

Robert Baldick was a British translator and scholar of French literature. His translations of Sartre’s works are highly regarded for their accuracy and readability.

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