Best Existential Fiction Books – Are you looking for the Best Existential Fiction Books of 2020? Being raised in an environment where you’re expected to know what you want to do in the discipline and where you want to be a professional before you even legally become an adult can naturally raise questions about why this why now and why me?
Existentialism is a tradition of philosophical inquiry associated mainly with certain European philosophers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries who, despite profound doctrinal differences, shared the conviction that rational thought began with the human subject – not only the thinking subject but the act, feel, live — human individual.
While the absolute value of existentialist thought is commonly recognized as freedom, its primary virtue is authenticity.
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Best Existential Fiction Books Book Name Book Rank Book Rating The Stranger 1st 9.5 out of 10 Nausea 2nd 9.4 out of 10 Notes from Underground 3rd 9.3 out of 10 The Will to Power 4th 9.3 out of 10 Cat’s Cradle: A Novel 5th 9.2 out of 10 The Trial 6th 9.2 out of 10 The Alchemist 7th 9.1 out of 10 A Tale for the Time Being: A Novel 8th 9.1 out of 10 The Fall 9th 9.0 out of 10 Waiting for Godot 10th 8.9 out of 10
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<p><strong>Sartre's greatest novel ― and existentialism's key text ― now introduced by James Wood.</strong></p><p><em>Nausea</em> is the story of Antoine Roquentin, a French writer who is horrified at his own existence. In impressionistic, diary form he ruthlessly catalogs his every feeling and sensation. His thoughts culminate in a pervasive, overpowering feeling of nausea which “spreads 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.”</p><p>Winner of the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature (though he declined to accept it), Jean-Paul Sartre ― philosopher, critic, novelist, and dramatist ― holds a position of singular eminence in the world of French letters. <em>La Nausée</em>, his first and best novel, is a landmark in Existential fiction and a key work of the twentieth century.</p>
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The Will to Power (German: Der Wille zur Macht) is a book of notes drawn from the literary remains of philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche by his sister Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche and Peter Gast (Heinrich Köselitz). The title derived from a work that Nietzsche himself had considered writing. After Nietzsche's breakdown in 1889, and the passing of control over his literary estate to his sister Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche, Nietzsche's friend Heinrich Köselitz, also known as Peter Gast, conceived the notion of publishing selections from his notebooks, using one of Nietzsche's simpler outlines as a guide to their arrangement. As he explained to Elisabeth on November 8, 1893: “Given that the original title appears as: The Antichrist. Revaluation of All Values (and therefore not 'The first book of the revaluation of all values'), you may think that your brother at the time of his incipient madness, thought the book completed. ... Notwithstanding, the consequences of this revaluation must...
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- A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho.
- Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery,
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