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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.
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Published March 12th 1964 by Vintage (first published 1959)
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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
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
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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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
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 5 of 5 stars
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.
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adapted from Dostaevsky
تسخیر شدگان یک نمایش نامه ی نسبتن ضعیف است که کامو از رمان داستایوسکی آداپته کرده است.
Eric
I had a lot of time on my hands and empty space in my mind.
Drew
The Possessed by Albert Camus (1964)
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based on Dostoevsky's The Devils
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