The Fall

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Vintage Books, 1956 - Fiction - 147 pages
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Elegantly styled, Camus' profoundly disturbing novel of a Parisian lawyer's confessions is a searing study of modern amorality.

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book and feel wiser for reading it. It was a bit difficult to read with the large and less-frequently used words... but I wouldn't change it since it adds to the sophistication.

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Not his best, as it felt a lot more like he was setting forth a philosophical treatise than writing a novella. Not to say I'm against such a piece, but it wasn't what I'd prepared myself for ... Read full review

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About the author (1956)

Born in 1913 in Algeria, Albert Camus was a French novelist, dramatist, and essayist. He was deeply affected by the plight of the French during the Nazi occupation of World War II, who were subject to the military's arbitrary whims. He explored the existential human condition in such works as L'Etranger (The Outsider, 1942) and Le Mythe de Sisyphe (The Myth of Sisyphus, 1942), which propagated the philosophical notion of the "absurd" that was being given dramatic expression by other Theatre of the Absurd dramatists of the 1950s and 1960s. Camus also wrote a number of plays, including Caligula (1944). Much of his work was translated into English. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. Camus died in an automobile accident in 1960.

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