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Os Possessos

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Dostoevsky's work turned into a three-part play by Camus. Nihilism & individualism brought to the foreground thru the eyes of Russian intellectualism. The Possessed is Albert Camus' last work. He died 1/4/1960. It's considered one of his finest achievements.
Paperback, Colecção Dois Mundos, 289 pages
Published by Livros do Brasil (first published 1959)
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Fernando
Apr 27, 2016 Fernando rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Todo el mundo sabe que soy un ferviente admirador de Fiódor Dostoievski y el hecho de que un grande de la literatura como Albert Camus haya tenido a “Los Demonios” (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...), del gran autor ruso como uno de los libros que más lo influenciaron en su carrera hizo que esa admiración fuera más grande aún.
Y Camus, a quien ya leí en “El Extranjero” sigue maravillandome por su estilo literario tan particular. No vamos a dudar que Dostoievski influenció a muchos autores
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Luís Blue Yorkie
Deeply skeptical and agnostic, Camus considered Dostoevsky's books a revelation. Although he could not agree with the prescription of faith in an invisible deity offered by the Russian novelist he felt that Dostoyevsky had described, convincingly, the tragedy of human existence in an indifferent universe.

He first read Dostoevsky when he was about twenty years of age, experience that later described as a "stirring the soul". He was moved by the "moral weight" of his words, and when the Stalinist
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Ahmed
المجانين : رواية لديستويفسكي و حولها مسرحية البير كامي / عندما تقراء كتاب هو في الاصل عبارة عن رواية كتبها ديستويفسكي و يحولها البير كامي الي مسرحية فتأكد انك تقراء كتاب غير عادي تحتاج الي تفكير عميق في كل سطر و في كل صفحة
شخصيات المسرحية حوالي عشرون شخصية كل شخصية تحمل تيار مختلف و كل شخصية لها فكر و كل شخصية تحتاج من القارىء تفكير عميق .. محور و اساس الحديث في هذة المسرحية عن التنظيمات الفوضوية في روسيا بوجه خاص .. و الكلام بعموم اللفظ فهي عن الافكار الفوضوية و اللاسلطوية التي تسعي الي التدمير
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Núria
'Los demonios' (a veces también traducida como 'Los endemoniados' o 'Los poseídos' o 'Los posesos') es probablemente mi novela favorita de Dostoievsky (a veces también escrito Dostoyevski o Dostoievski, o Dosto para los amigos). Parece que también era la favorita de Albert Camus, tanto que se propuso el reto de adaptarla para el teatro, algo que prácticamente era un suicidio, dada la extensión de la novela, la gran cantidad de personajes y tramas (tramas que al principio están alejadas pero se v ...more
Puri Kencana Putri
Took a while to finish this book, since I'm on my hiatus from thesis. The story is pretty much similar with the previous play 'the Just', however, there are so many characters that I need to remember. Surely, there are plenty of significant dialogues to remember too. I'll get one of them here from the conversation between Tihon and Stavrogin:

Tihon: My faith is imperfect.
Stavrogin: Yes, yes. But, in my opinion, faith must be perfect or there is no faith. That's why I'm an atheist.
Tihon: The comp
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Peter Landau
Nov 29, 2014 Peter Landau rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Camus and Dostoevsky, two great tastes that taste great together. Here Camus the playwright is adapting a novel by the Russian master, a book that Camus says is one of the most influential pieces of literature for him. There’s a bridge of understanding between the two great artists. They both were directly speaking to their times and embed their work with a moral authority that separated them from both the art-for-arts-sake crowd and propagandists. After having read a book of Camus’ original pla ...more
Sara Wyatt
Jan 31, 2015 Sara Wyatt rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014, plays
La trama en sí no ha acabado de convencerme, pero como siempre el estilo de Camus me ha encantado. Ciertos personajes, como el del ingeniero, me han parecido también de lo más destacables.
Arto Marashelian
i never imagined i will live, feel and interact this much while reading a play.
well i beleive a book originally created by Dostoevsky and edited to be a play by Camus must give you the shining headline to start the enthusiasm to sit and enjoy this book.
an easy five stars without any hesitation.
living in a era a lot of people being possessed by ideas that it is totally wrong and most of them know it is wrong but the fear to be disqualified once you speak a different mind or idea or even dare to c
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Mozhdeh Ariannezhad
دوست دارم رمان رو بخونم تا شخصیتها رو بهتر بشناسم و همینطور فضای داستان رو. خوندن نمایشنامهای با این همه شخصیت کمی سخت بود. ...more
metaphor
Aug 04, 2015 metaphor rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: albert-camus
Why does everybody expect of me what no one expects of anyone else ? Why must I endure what no one endures and accept burdens that no one could carry?
Rc
Nov 18, 2015 Rc rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
young suicide revealed through crack in the door

ravine
Wael Mahmoud
إذا ما جذبتك المسرحية لأي سبب من الأسباب فالفضل كله لعمل ديستويفسكي. هل أفترض كامي أن كل متابع لمسرحيته قرأ رواية ديستويفسكي, إذا كانت الإجابة بنعم فإن المعالجة بها الكثير من الحشو وكان من الممكن إختصارها وتركيزها، إذا كانت الإجابة بلا فالمسرحية عمل مفكك ضعيف البناء والشخصيات ضحلة. كل جوانب العمل المسرحي متواضعة حتى أن مشهد درامي بالأساس عرض بروعة في الرواية كان باهتاً وضعيفاً في المسرحية وهو مشهد بيوتر وكيرلوف قبل إنتحار الأخير.
Ryan
Oct 02, 2008 Ryan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dostoyevsky adapted by Camus. Though good, it feels like an homage, which it is, more than a work by Camus. The cover, which seems like a bunch of Algerians in jellabas, makes me long for a more Camus-esque version set in North Africa. Seems doable ... if I were a theater student it'd definitely go in my project queue.
Russell
Sep 05, 2008 Russell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
It is Albert Camus again at his greatest. Nihilism, intellectualism, the need to progress politically and in human terms. The need for a revolution.
علی
Aug 02, 2007 علی rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: plays
adapted from Dostaevsky
تسخیر شدگان یک نمایش نامه ی نسبتن ضعیف است که کامو از رمان داستایوسکی آداپته کرده است.
Eric
Feb 02, 2010 Eric rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had a lot of time on my hands and empty space in my mind.
Tracy
May 01, 2008 Tracy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
based on Dostoevsky's The Devils
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Genius at work!
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Albert Camus was an Algerian-born French author, philosopher, and journalist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. He is often cited as a proponent of existentialism (the philosophy that he was associated with during his own lifetime), but Camus himself rejected this particular label. Specifically, his views contributed to the rise of the more current philosophy known as absurdis ...more
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