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Der Ekel by Jean-Paul Sartre ,. Es ist der erste und sicher bedeutendste existentialistische Roman. Allerdings verlangte man von ihm die Streichung einiger Passagen. Get A Copy. Paperback , rororo , pages. Published May by Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verlag first published More Details Original Title. Antoine Roquentin , l'Autodidacte , Anny. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Der Ekel , please sign up. Did anyone finish reading the entire book? Any recommendations of how to move forward and wrap my head around this book? Shawn Brugmans I would say that you must be a little bit familiar with existential philosophy. Even absurd and nihilism philosophy would help bring perspective. If y …more I would say that you must be a little bit familiar with existential philosophy.
If you also have depression, have experienced an existential crisis, and have used psychedelics, then it would probably help. The novel is quite psychological and you get the sense that the main character is very depressed and can't quite understand the meaning of things.
I think he also has trouble defining himself in regards to other people and objects. It is part of the novel that he has these thoughts and is very observant of things, almost to the point where life appears dull and mundane.
It leaves you asking, "why do I need to know this? Sometimes he clicks with certain aspects. There is a lot that goes on in his mind. I believe that he just tries to stay grounded somehow and just becomes really self conscious about his surroundings in general. I got the impression that life is quite meaningless, depending on how you look at it.
Did depressing, existential works like this contribute to other readers' confusion about life with no meaning? Sartre was renown for his negative ideas, famously quoted as saying: 'Hell is oth …more 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 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!? See all 10 questions about Der Ekel…. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. Sort order. Start your review of Der Ekel. Readers also enjoyed.
About Jean-Paul Sartre. Jean-Paul Sartre. 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. He declined the award of the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his work which, rich in ideas and filled with the spirit of freedom and the quest for truth, has ex 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 declined the award of the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his work which, rich in ideas and filled with the spirit of freedom and the quest for truth, has exerted a far-reaching influence on our age. Books by Jean-Paul Sartre. Fall in Love with These June Romances. Some people love books. Some people fall in love. And some people fall in love with books about falling in love. Every month our team sorts throug Read more Trivia About Nausea.
Quotes from Der Ekel. You have to have energy, generosity, blindness. There is even a moment right at the start where you have to jump across an abyss: if you think about it you don't do it. All these creatures spend their time explaining, realizing happily that they agree with each other. In Heaven's name, why is it so important to think the same things all together. Welcome back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Reading Nausea by Sartre.
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It is Sartre's first novel  and, in his own opinion, one of his best works. The novel takes place in 'Bouville' homophone of Boue-ville , literally, 'Mud town' a town similar to Le Havre ,  and it concerns a dejected historian, who becomes convinced that inanimate objects and situations encroach on his ability to define himself, on his intellectual and spiritual freedom , evoking in the protagonist a sense of nausea. In Sartre was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature , but he ultimately declined to accept it. The Nobel Foundation recognized him "for his work which, rich in ideas and filled with the spirit of freedom and the quest for truth, has exerted a far-reaching influence on our age.