Book Review

Nausea is a novel set around 1930 in a French coastal town. It was first published in France in 1938. It is about a young writer going through an existential crisis while writing a biography. The frame work is probably autobiographical. The setting of the story is largely immaterial. The story is about the crisis the writer went through over the span of a few weeks, and is told in the form of a diary. It could be set anyplace, anytime. This book is recognized as one of the two works that helped formulate the existentialist movement that had its beginnings after WWI. Sartre has a unique presentation style, making it an interesting read regardless of whether you agree with the philosophy or not. I highly recommend this book to anyone who would like to expand their thinking capabilities.

 

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