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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, the
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Paperback, 258 pages
Published 2005 by Época (first published 1938)
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fery l-a plough through it dear. it is so very worth it! the beginning pages may seem difficult and dire but my god this book is a gem. i promise it'll be…moreplough through it dear. it is so very worth it! the beginning pages may seem difficult and dire but my god this book is a gem. i promise it'll be worth it(less)
TROY CROWHURST I can understand how this novel can come across as pretty miserable. Sartre was renown for his negative ideas, famously quoted as saying: 'Hell is…moreI can understand how this novel can come across as pretty miserable. Sartre was renown for his negative ideas, famously quoted as saying: 'Hell is other people'. His point though was that by stressing the meaninglessness of life, we are 'free' to create that meaning ourselves 'authentically'. You'd need to check that out. In truth this novel doesn't take us past the first negative stage really and I was told at college that he was probably developing his ideas literally as he was writing this novel. Funny that he was a really social guy always round the Parisien cafes with a reputation as being generous with his tips! More interesting still, is that he was particularly ugly and in recognising his own ugliness and I feel that he as inspired in his negative thinking on humanity ( Only my thoughts though!) Hope you weren't too depressed by it!?(less)
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Jahn Sood
May 28, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: someone who is more emotional stable than me.
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.

6.9.07
Nausea 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 more if you are
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Florencia
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 thin
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Glenn Russell


Originally published in 1938, Jean-Paul Sartre's short existential novel La Nausée can be read on many levels - to list several: philosophical, psychological, social and political. Going back to my college days, my reading of this work has always been decidedly personal. Thus my observations below and, at points, my own experiences relating to certain passages I have found to contain great power.

"Then the Nausea sized me, I dropped to a seat. I no longer knew where I was; I saw the colors spin
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°°°·.°·..·°¯°·._.· ʜᴇʟᴇɴ Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος ·._.·°¯°·.·° .·°°° ★·.·´¯`·.·★ Ⓥⓔⓡⓝⓤⓢ Ⓟⓞⓡⓣⓘⓣⓞⓡ Ⓐⓡⓒⓐⓝⓤⓢ Ταμετούρο   Αμ
“Some of these days
You’ll miss me honey”

«Η ναυτία» είναι η λογοτεχνική κατάληξη της θεωρίας του μοναχικού ανθρώπου που καταστρέφεται.
Μέσα στον τρόμο της μάταιης αναζήτησης νοήματος,απεικονίζονται με κάθε λεπτομέρεια μη βιώσιμοι ήρωες, τρομακτικοί, θλιβεροί,αφόρητοι.

Εκτός απο τη θλίψη της διάλυσης τους υπάρχει και η οδυνηρή συνειδητοποιημένη κατάσταση πως είναι κενές και ανεπαρκείς υποστάσεις. Υπάρξεις χωρίς παρελθόν, χωρίς μέλλον, μέσα σε ένα παρόν που το διαπερνά η μεταφυσική θλίψη της διάλυ
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فرشاد
Jul 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
محشر بود. انگار داشتم زندگی خودم رو میخوندم. نوشته های کتاب رو سطر به سطر زندگی کردم. از همون شروع به خودم گفتم "عجب صحنه روشنی" "چقدر همه این نوشته ها زنده اس." بعضی از صفحه های کتاب اونقدر زیبا بود که برمیگشتم و دوباره و سه باره میخوندم. توی بیشتر صفحه های کتاب یه خلاء و یه پوچی خاص وجود داشت که روح من رو جذب می کرد. این کتاب دقیقا هیچ چیزی رو روایت نمیکنه بجز خود هیچ.. بجز پوچی.. به جای وجود.. شاید بشه گفت سلوک یک نویسنده در جهت معنا بخشیدن به زندگی.. خیلی عالی و بی نظیر بود. هرچند که به نظر ...more
Ahmad Sharabiani
602. La Nausée = Nausea, Jean-Paul Sartre
Nausea (French: La Nausée) 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 conv
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Steven  Godin
Third time lucky...

I 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
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Kiri
Nov 16, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 awe
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Jon(athan) Nakapalau
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 more important.
Andie
May 18, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished
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.
Tosh
Mar 01, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
jack
Jan 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who loves the smiths, anyone over the age of 18
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
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Sarah
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.
Franco  Santos
Dec 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Análisis breve y probablemente inexacto de Antoine Roquentin

Antoine Roquentin, hombre de 30 años, soltero, francés, vive en Bouville, historiador aficionado y adicto al trabajo. Sartre centró en aquel personaje, en apariencia trivial y sin mucho atractivo, el hastío, el absurdo que ilustra su filosofía 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 mis
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MJ Nicholls
Dec 08, 2011 marked it as dropped  ·  review of another edition
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 histor ...more
رؤیا
Feb 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: فلسفی
اولین خوانش من از سارتر که باید آن را در رده پیچیده همراه با تهوع و لذت طبقه بندی کنم. پیچیده گی نه از جهت درک نشدن که از جهت "هست" بودن و معنایی که همیشه فکر را درگیر میکند. تهوع از جهت همذات پنداری با هرخط و احساس پشت کلمات و لذت برای اینکه بدانی در احساس پوچی و افسردگی تنها نبوده ای...تهوع داستان مردی مورخ و دانش پژوه است که در شهری دورافتاده و بدون هیچ خانواده و دوستی در افسردگی و تنهایی زندگی میکند و به دنبال نوشتن کتابی تاریخی است. زندگی در سطح به شکلی اتوماتیکی و بدون اراده در جریان است و ...more
mai ahmd
Mar 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

عندما كتب ساتر روايته الاولى التي اشتهرت تحت عنوان «الغثيان»، وكان قد اسماها في البداية «تأملات في الصدفة»، عرضها على رفيقة حياته سيمون دوبوفوار، التي وجدتها مملة ولا تتضمن عنصر التشويق، أعاد سارتر صياغتها قبل ارسالها الى الناشر
الفرنسي «غاليمار»، لكن لجنة القراءة رفضتها واعتبرتها غير ذات شأن.
مما أصابه بالإحباط الشديد والاكتئاب
الا أنه قرر التصرف بشكل عملي هذه المرة ملتمسا من صديقه، شارل دولان، التوسط لدى الناشر، غاستون غاليمار. واقترح الناشر تعديلات وتغييرا للعنوان إلى «الغثيان».
وهكذا ظهرت للوجو
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Amir
Jan 13, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novel
یکی از شب های خوب زندگیم رو پای این کتاب گذاشتم. شبی که 1 فلاکس چای کنارم بود و تا صبح چای و تهوع
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Ian "Marvin" Graye
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 argu
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Hossein Sharifi
Sep 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
این کتاب را ابتدا به ترجمه ی بسیار بد جناب اعلم خواندم. پر بود از کلمات سخت و نثری که به هیچ وجه خواننده را نمی گرفت. اما اینبار نسخه ای بسیار قدیمی به نام" استفراغ" به ترجمه جناب صدوقی پیدا کردم. ترجمه ی آن به مراتب بهتر بود. همچنین در چند قسمت، بالاخص در فصل آخر ترجمه ی جناب اعلم سانسور و حذفیاتی بود که در این کتاب بطورکامل آورده شده بود.
در هنگام خوانش کتاب، نثر به گونه ایست که خود را در جای شخصیت اصلی داستان گذاشته و انگار با او در شهر و کافه و کتابخانه قدم میزنید. کم کم صداهایی توی سرتان، حر
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Alex
Sep 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
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 nice
2) have fun

That's it.

Neither of those things occur to Antoine Roquentin in this
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Luís C.
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 coc ...more
Trevor
Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 more I think about it, the more 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 ...more
Vikas Lather
Sep 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.”
Foad

«حيرت انگيزتر از هر حيرت انگيز، اين است كه هست ها هستند.»

هایدگر

«می دانی چقدر همه چیز وحشت انگیز است؟ وجودی که فکر می کند! یعنی چه اندیشیدن؟ چطور یک "چیز" می تواند بیندیشد؟ آجر، کتاب مثلاً یا هر جسم دیگری، فکر کن یک شیئ بیندیشد. یا مثلاً زاییده شدن از بی جان. از یک قطره که از مجرای ادرار خارج می شود، حیات و خودآگاهی ایجاد می شود. چطور زن های آبستن وحشت نمی کنند که در شکمشان چیزی حمل می کنند که ادراک می کند؟ چیز زنده باید بیشتر، هزاران هزار بار بیشتر وحشت انگیز باشد تا یک جسد. یک جسد همانی است که
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Vit Babenco
Dec 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 t
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Edward
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 wh
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Elizabeth Cárdenas
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 ...more
Lea
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"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
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Ε.Χ.Γ. ⚓
Feb 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Γεννιούνται μέσα μου πρωτόγνωρες εικόνες, σαν εκείνες που σχηματίζουν μέσα από τις αναγνώσεις τους οι άνθρωποι που δεν ταξίδεψαν ποτέ· ονειρεύομαι με τις λέξεις, αυτό είναι όλο."
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Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre, normally known simply as Jean-Paul Sartre, was a French existentialist philosopher and pioneer, dramatist and screenwriter, novelist and critic. He was a leading figure in 20th century French philosophy.

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