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The Fall (Penguin Modern Classics) - Albert Camus
The Fall (Penguin Modern Classics)
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A philosophical novel described by fellow existentialist Sartre as 'perhaps the most beautiful and the least understood' of his novels, Albert Camus' The Fall is translated by Robin Buss in Penguin Modern Classics. Jean-Baptiste Clamence is a soul in turmoil. Over several drunken nights in an... show more
A philosophical novel described by fellow existentialist Sartre as 'perhaps the most beautiful and the least understood' of his novels, Albert Camus' The Fall is translated by Robin Buss in Penguin Modern Classics. Jean-Baptiste Clamence is a soul in turmoil. Over several drunken nights in an Amsterdam bar, he regales a chance acquaintance with his story. From this successful former lawyer and seemingly model citizen a compelling, self-loathing catalogue of guilt, hypocrisy and alienation pours forth. The Fall (1956) is a brilliant portrayal of a man who has glimpsed the hollowness of his existence. But beyond depicting one man's disillusionment, Camus's novel exposes the universal human condition and its absurdities - for our innocence that, once lost, can never be recaptured ... Albert Camus (1913-60) is the author of a number of best-selling and highly influential works, all of which are published by Penguin. They include The Fall, The Outsider and The First Man. Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957, Camus is remembered as one of the few writers to have shaped the intellectual climate of post-war France, but beyond that, his fame has been international. If you enjoyed The Fall, you might like Jean-Paul Sartre's Nausea, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'An irresistibly brilliant examination of modern conscience'The New York Times 'Camus is the accused, his own prosecutor and advocate. The Fall might have been called "The Last Judgement" 'Olivier Todd
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Format: kindle
ISBN: 9780141978871
ASIN: B00GEDD414
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 96
Edition language: English
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2.0 The Fall
The ramblings of an asshole, whose every act of generosity stems from validation, turned into philosopher.
Moje książki
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4.0 Upadek
Wreszcie sięgnąłem po powieść Camusa - Upadek. Jedna z najważniejszych książek XX wieku, wymienia ją się jako jedną z podstawowych lektur muru egzystencjalizmu. Rzeczywiście książka rewelacyjna. Wczytując się w monolog Clemence mimo chodem skłaniamy się do refleksji nad własnym życiem, jego absurdal...
A Cruel Man Delighting in Flowers
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5.0 Clamence: the Insider ... and the Fall
In any case, I only like confessions nowadays, and the authors of confessions write chiefly in order not to confess, saying nothing of what they know. When they pretend to be owning up, that’s the moment to beware: they’re putting make-up on the corpse. As far as his prose-fiction output goes, Cam...
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Rating: 4* of fiveThe Book Report: Told as a long monologue stretched over several days, Jean-Baptiste Clamence reviews the very great highs of his life as a respected criminal attorney, and the very great lows of his life as a libertine without a discernible conscience or moral compass. He narrates...
Zabraniam ci tego czytać!
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2.0 The Fall
In my opinion it is too self-concentrated. Some parts are too ridiculous. And the idea of confession was constructed in boring and artificial way.
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