Paperback The fall / Albert Camus.
Publication year: 2020
Edition: [New] edition / translated by Robin Buss.
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 0241458889 9780241458884 (pbk.) :
Translated from the French.
Addressing a chance acquaintance in an Amsterdam bar, Jean-Baptiste Clamence remarks that Amsterdam's concentric circles resemble the circles of hell. Clamence, a successful barrister realises the deep-seated hypocrisy of his existence. 'An irresistibly brilliant examination of modern conscience' The New York Times 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 ...'Camus is the accused, his own prosecutor and advocate. The Fall might have been called "The Last Judgem
Original title: Chute. English
92 pages ; 18 cm