Nausea | Study Guide

Jean-Paul Sartre

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Editors' Note and Undated Pages–Tuesday, 30 January, 1932 The book begins with a note from the (fictional) editors. They remark, "These notebooks were found among the papers of... Read More
Thursday morning in the library, February 1–Friday, February 2, 5:30 In the stairwell at the hotel where he lives, Antoine Roquentin overhears a woman named Lucie talking to the landlady.... Read More
Thursday, February 8, 11:30–Friday, February 9, 3:00 p.m. This morning, Antoine Roquentin spends two hours in the library, and then he takes a break to smoke a pipe in Cour des... Read More
February 10, Saturday noon–Monday, February 12, 11:00 p.m. At the library, Antoine Roquentin sees the Self-Taught Man "smiling at a seedy-looking student." The student sticks hi... Read More
February 13, Shrove Tuesday–February 17, Saturday Morning Antoine Roquentin says he has been remembering his dreams lately. He dreams he is a soldier and he "gave Maurice Barrè... Read More
February 17, Afternoon–Wednesday, February 21 Antoine Roquentin spends the afternoon in the Bouville museum. He remembers the first time he went there. One particul... Read More
Wednesday, February 21, 6:00 p.m.–Saturday, February 24 Antoine Roquentin has another revelation, or the revelation he had as he jumped off the tram continues. He has now "un... Read More
Sunday, February 25–February 28, One hour later Still not quite done with Anny, Antoine Roquentin goes to meet her departing train. At five in the afternoon, he is at... Read More
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