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La nausea e la fine del mondo. Figure della condizione schizoide in Jean-Paul Sartre e in Ernesto de Martino


Abstract


Ernesto De Martino was the first to read from an anthropological point of view Jean-Paul Sartre's novel, Nausea, as the representation of a cultural and existential crisis, a cultural apocalypse which affected the whole bourgeois modern world in the 20th century. This article reconsiders the anthropologist's analysis, and focuses on a possible comparison between the two metaphors, Sartre's "nausea" and De Martino's "end of the world", to show how both may be read as figures of an individual pre-pathological psychic state: the schizoid condition. A phenomenological look to their autobiographical writings provides interesting insights into such a perspective.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i22804250v7i2p45

Keywords: Ernesto De Martino; Jean-Paul Sartre; Nausea; cultural apocalypse; schizoid condition

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