Sugestão de fim-de-semana * Weekend suggestion

Rever velhos amigos.
Meet with old friends.

Dormir no sofá.
Sleep on the couch.

E ler um livro.
And read a book.

nausea

Nausea (1938), Jean-Paul Sartre

A Náusea foi o primeiro romance de Sartre e foi saudado aquando do seu aparecimento como a revelação dum escritor de grande talento. Através do diário diurno íntimo do protagonista, Antoine Roquentin, Sartre retrata com um realismo digno de Maupassant a vida e os habitantes duma cidade da província, explorando a fundo o absurdo da condição humana, tema que mais tarde o tornaria um autor incontornável.

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 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 tents 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.