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NAUSEA by Jean-Paul Sarire Transisted by Lloyd Alexander. New Directions publishers, New York. 239 pages.

In this first novel Sartre has attempted to present his philosophy in the form of literature tracing the mental states of a young man during his daily life and showing the slow evolution of all facets of Existentialism in his mind. This develop for expressing himself falls however because of the philosophy involved and on the author's unsuitable prose the style. The philosophy falls along along the way, and the plot helds little interest but the book proves to be worthwhile due to the depth of the author's psychological insight. His perception of the main character's mind is convincing in parts and provides the only interest in the novel.

"Nausea" is teh diary of a certain , who, after extensive travels, has settled in a Normandy town to finish an historical research piece. The conflict