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Dan and I agreed that an interest in Existentialism is kind of a stage in your life – like when you liked Pearl Jam or lived ...more
Why does the Judge-penitent address you directly, as if he has found a kindred soul in you?
In this world responsibility is infinite and that is why The Fall is inevitable - even for a Christ. But back then Christ made a mistake — he saw (was) the nausea of the world, he saw (was) the complete guilt of each man (and his own) and he decided to redeem man (himself) by setting a supreme example. He sacrificed himself because he found himself guilty. It was only an example, a call to a ...more
“A single sentence will suffice for modern man: he fornicated and read the newspapers.” So pronounces Jean-Baptiste Clamence, narrator of Albert Camus’s short novel during the first evening of a monologue he delivers to a stranger over drinks at a shabby Amsterdam watering hole. Then, during the course of several evenings, the narrator continues his musings uninterrupted; yes, that’s right, completely uninterrupted, since his interlocutor says not a word. At one point Clamence states, “Alcohol a ...more
Do you want to see the lines between so-called good and evil, right and wrong, the moral and immoral blurred to the extent you could not distinguish one from the other?
Do you want to erase that cherished and precious point of reference, against which you have compared, weighed all your actions, thoughts and feelings so far?
If the answer to the above 3 questions is yes, then ...more
این اثر هنری به همراه بخش های دیگر این مجموعه، در سال 1934، به سرقت رفت.
سارق طی چند نامه، درخواست مبلغ کلانی برای بازگرداندن تابلو کرد، ولی درخواست توسط اسقف اعظم کلیسای گنت رد شد. پلیس هیچ وقت نتوانست سارق را بیابد.
مدت ها بعد، شخصی به نام "آرسِن گودرتیر"، در بستر مرگ به وکیل خود گفت: او تنها کسی است که می داند "قضات پاکدامن" کجاست، و این راز را با خود به گور خواهد برد.
در یکی از کشو ...more
Someone once extolled this book as "an examination of modern conscience," and it was through this lens that I first began this work. That's accurate, I suppose, to a point, but to leave interpretation at that would be to ro ...more
Ο Κλαμάνς είναι ο ήρωας που κατέχει την αλήθεια, την αλήθεια που κανένας δεν είναι έτοιμος να δεχτεί ούτε να αντέξει...
Ο μονόλογος του είναι ο μονόλογος ενός μέσου αστού, ενός καθημερινού ανθρώπου. Ίσως μια εξομολόγηση...
Όμως είναι γεμάτος κοφτερά "ξυράφια" που κόβουν πάνω σε θέματα όπως η εξουσία, η θρησκεία, η μισαλλοδοξία, ο έρωτας κλπ κλπ. ...more
A parte do incompreendido eu percebo.
Não é um livro com um andamento clássico, não tem um enredo explicado com principio meio e fim, que é aquilo a que nos habituamos na literatura convencional.
Os livros de Camus são tudo menos óbvios, primam pelo absurdo e por conduzirem à reflexão e busca de um propósito que justifique os atos e opções das suas personagens e da humanidade em geral.
O loooongo monólogo (c ...more
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, Camus is most well-known for three works: The Stranger The Plague and this one, The Fall. The first two have definitive places amongst cycles of his work within his oeuvre and the development of his ideas:...more
Η Πτώση ήταν ένας ατελείωτος μονόλογος ενός ανθρώπου που το μόνο που κάνει είναι να ξεστομίζει αλήθειες για την ανθρώπινη φύση, αλήθειες τόσο ενοχλητικές που δεν βρίσκουμε το θάρρος να τις παραδεχτούμε ούτε στον ίδιο μας τον εαυτό.
Με ταλαιπώρησε πάρα πολύ αυτό το βιβλιο, το διαβάζω αρκετές μέρες και δεν έχω καταλήξει στο αν το αγάπησ ...more
" إنني أدرك أن المرء لا يستطيع الإستمرار في العيش مع الآخرين بدون أن يتحكم فيهم أو بدون أن يخدموه !! فكل إنسان يحتاج إلى عبيد كما يحتاج إلى الهواء النقي ،، وحتى أشد الناس بؤساً يستطيعون أن يتنفسوا، وأوطأ رجل في السلم الإجتماعي يملك زوجة أو ولداً،، والأمر المهم بعد كل ذلك هو أن يكون المرء قادراً ...more
Mal de si, Senhor Camus, quando deixou de me elogiar. Enquanto me identifiquei com o seu Clamence, homem generoso, sincero e admirado por todos
Depois, fez-me cair no rio...como já sou velha, tenho pouco fôlego para nadar em seco. O ser humano é cobarde, egoísta, perverso,...? Mas que grande novidade!
Há muitos anos, em Veneza, vi um h ...more
“Sometimes, carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement.”
The Fall is one of those books which is less of a novel than an exploration of some kind of spiritual or philosophical narrative or truth. The narrator is a self appointed judge who spares no details about the fact that he does in fact love himself in a highly narcissistic manner. It is this manner which lends him to feeling free as to judge humanity, while ironically also judging himself and yet seemingly feeling free fro ...more
خواستم یک یا نهایت دو جمله از متن کتاب رو انتخاب کنم که توی ریویو بنویسم ولی نتونستم! همه ش خوب بود
بیست صفحه ی آخر...سقوطی که در اوج شکل میگیره...سقوطی که به وجد میاره
بهترین اثری که از کامو خوندم قطعا همینه
اگر فرصتی باشه و عمر کفاف بده حتما بازم دوباره و چندباره میخونمش
"Ah, mon amour, oui, I never want to leave the Paris sun again. I want to hold you naked and hang my fog-drenched clothes over the terrace to dry and never look at another dismal canal or smoky bar."
"But I thought my man liked those things about Amsterdam."
"I did, sweet, until I had the misfortune of running into this rather shabby, verbose character...French expat, Jean-Baptiste...well, at least that's what he called himself ...more
Camus in an interview given in 1945: "No, I am not an existentialist. Sartre and I are always surprised to see our names linked..."
My Reactions after/while reading the novel:
1. Camus must be an existentialist and that too an advocate of negative existentialism, that which holds there is no meaning for human existence. In the search for meaning, man is distressed and he dies without any comfort of having received a proper answer. In fact, death liberates him from his struggles. D ...more
The 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 his life to an unseen and unheard Other, a tourist from France in Clamence's adopted home of Amsterdam who runs into Clamence at a seedy bar. At each major turning point in Clamence's life, the narra ...more
This is the first book I read every year. I read it in memory of a friend I lost going on seven years ago. January 1, 2015 I have read it again
"O young girl, throw yourself again into the water so that I might have a second time the chance to save the two of us!" A second time, eh, what imprudence! Suppose, dear sir, someone actually took our word for it? It would have to be fulfill ...more
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