The Fall Jean Baptiste Clamence a successful Parisian barrister has come to recognize the deep seated hypocrisy of his existence His epigrammatic and above all discomforting monologue gradually saps then

  • Title: The Fall
  • Author: Albert Camus Justin O'Brien
  • ISBN: 9780679720225
  • Page: 201
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  • Jean Baptiste Clamence, a successful Parisian barrister, has come to recognize the deep seated hypocrisy of his existence His epigrammatic and, above all, discomforting monologue gradually saps, then undermines, the reader s own complacency.

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    1. Albert Camus Justin O'Brien

      Albert Camus 1913 1960 was a representative of non metropolitan French literature His origin in Algeria and his experiences there in the thirties were dominating influences in his thought and work Of semi proletarian parents, early attached to intellectual circles of strongly revolutionary tendencies, with a deep interest in philosophy only chance prevented him from pursuing a university career in that field , he came to France at the age of twenty five The man and the times met Camus joined the resistance movement during the occupation and after the liberation was a columnist for the newspaper Combat But his journalistic activities had been chiefly a response to the demands of the time in 1947 Camus retired from political journalism and, besides writing his fiction and essays, was very active in the theatre as producer and playwright e.g Caligula, 1944 He also adapted plays by Calderon, Lope de Vega, Dino Buzzati, and Faulkner s Requiem for a Nun His love for the theatre may be traced back to his membership in L Equipe, an Algerian theatre group, whose collective creation R volte dans les Asturies 1934 was banned for political reasons.The essay Le Mythe de Sisyphe The Myth of Sisyphus , 1942, expounds Camus s notion of the absurd and of its acceptance with the total absence of hope, which has nothing to do with despair, a continual refusal, which must not be confused with renouncement and a conscious dissatisfaction Meursault, central character of L tranger The Stranger , 1942, illustrates much of this essay man as the nauseated victim of the absurd orthodoxy of habit, later when the young killer faces execution tempted by despair, hope, and salvation Dr Rieux of La Peste The Plague , 1947, who tirelessly attends the plague stricken citizens of Oran, enacts the revolt against a world of the absurd and of injustice, and confirms Camus s words We refuse to despair of mankind Without having the unreasonable ambition to save men, we still want to serve them Other well known works of Camus are La Chute The Fall , 1956, and L Exil et le royaume Exile and the Kingdom , 1957 His austere search for moral order found its aesthetic correlative in the classicism of his art He was a stylist of great purity and intense concentration and rationality.

    101 thoughts on “The Fall”

    1. I ran into my friend Dan at the club last week, and he was drunk. So we talked Camus. We didn’t discuss Camus’s theories, or the fact that he avoided riding in cars and then DIED IN A CAR CRASH. We just talked about Camus in relation to Dan’s life and in relation to mine. The only really interesting thing about anything to me is how it affects me. That’s the honest truth. Dan and I agreed that an interest in Existentialism is kind of a stage in your life – like when you liked Pearl Jam [...]

    2. *************************************************** Μ•Ο•Ν•Α•Δ•Ι•Κ•Ο Ηλεκτροφόρα καλώδια στην καρδιά. Ηλεκτροσόκ κυριολεκτικό,κάθε φορά που ο αφηγητής σου απευθύνει το λόγο. Σε δείχνει. Σε χαρακτηρίζει. ΜΙΛΑΕΙ ΓΙΑ ΣΕΝΑ ΓΙΑ ΕΜΕΝΑΤΡΟΜΑΚΤΙΚΟ. Ταυτίζεσαι και όταν τελειώνει κοιτάς το ταβάνι. Κοιτ [...]

    3. “One plays at being immortal and after a few weeks one doesn't even know whether or not one can hang on till the next day.”― Albert Camus, The Fall“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 con [...]

    4. The Anti-ChristWhy 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 [...]

    5. you know this person, we all know this person, this particular kind of person. a real do-gooder, a person of the people, doling out the goodwill and the spare change and the spare arm to help that blind person across the street. you know the satisfaction they get from looking humble, acting humble, being anything but humble at the heart of them. reveling in their goodness; reveling in their superiority. selflessness disguising selfishness. this person loves 'em and leaves 'em too, except "love" [...]

    6. I used to be, as they say, a person of some consequence, but now I spend most of my time on . What? Oh, I worked for an American organization which provided experts for hire. At significantly elevated rates, it goes without saying. Reliable expertise carries a high market value, that was our business model. Let me tell you about one job I performed. A Spanish government agency wished to discontinue funding of a software project, why I don't know. Some internal feud, perhaps. They required an uni [...]

    7. La Chute = The Fall, Albert CamusThe Fall (French: La Chute) is a philosophical novel by Albert Camus. First published in 1956, it is his last complete work of fiction. Set in Amsterdam, The Fall consists of a series of dramatic monologues by the self-proclaimed "judge-penitent" Jean-Baptiste Clamence, as he reflects upon his life to a stranger. In what amounts to a confession, Clamence tells of his success as a wealthy Parisian defense lawyer who was highly respected by his colleagues; his cris [...]

    8. Do you want to have the very foundations on the basis of which your whole outlook towards life has been shaped, questioned?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 [...]

    9. The FallAlbert CamusI saw only superiority on myself, which explained my benevolence and peace of mind. You are sitting in a bar in Amsterdam- the Mexico City- just after world war, when you chance an encounter with a ordinary being, a simple man popping up on the stage of your life. Jean-Baptiste Clamence comes across to you an ordinary citizen who tells you he used to be a lawyer but he’s now a judge-penitent. A strange kind of emotion provoked in your consciousness due to the announcement a [...]

    10. تابلوی نقاشی "قضات پاکدامن"، نام یکی از تابلوهای مجموعه نقاشی مذهبی است که در محراب کلیسای گنت در بلژیک قرار داشت.این اثر هنری به همراه بخش های دیگر این مجموعه، در سال ۱۹۳۴، به سرقت رفت. سارق طی چند نامه، درخواست مبلغ کلانی برای بازگرداندن تابلو کرد، ولی درخواست توسط اسقف اعظم [...]

    11. قراءتي الثانية لهذه الرواية يمكن أن تختصر هذه الرواية في خمس كلمات فقط : العبث , التحدي , التمرد , اللامبالاة و اللاجدوى .على أنغام الفنان , الكاتب , الملحن و المغني البلجيكي الشهير ( جاك بريل ) و أغنيته المشهورة جدا " في ميتاء أمستردام " Jacques Brel - Le Port d'Amsterdam " تبدأ أحداث هي الرواية ا [...]

    12. The philosophical and psychological study of a man suffering inner turmoil and a crisis of existence, the man in question is one Jean Baptiste Clemance, a Parisian lawyer who while spending time in an Amsterdam bar starts to tell a moving, slightly disturbing story of self-pity and guilt to a complete stranger, only the feeling here was that a mirror was between them and felt more like a confession to himself rather than anyone else. This is Classic Camus and has all the trademarks you would com [...]

    13. با "بيگانه"اش بيگانه بودم و ارتباط چندانى مابين ما برقرار نشد،طوريكه در خواندن اين كتاب شك داشتم؛و چه شك بى موردى!كلمه به كلمه اين كتاب رو با ذره ذره ى وجودم حس كردم.قبل از خواندن اين كتاب،فصل "مرگ" از "رواندرمانى اگزيستانسيال" از يالوم را خواندم و حقيقتا كه در راه فهم كتاب،كمك ب [...]

    14. Μονόλογος - παραλήρημα - εξομολόγηση μιας ζωής απόλυτα πετυχημένης και ευτυχισμένης φαινομενικά, αλλά απόλυτα άδειας εσωτερικά. Ένας ύμνος πάνω στη ματαιότητα της επαγγελματικής επιτυχίας, της ηθικής και του φαίνεσθαι. Και μια γερή κλωτσιά στα αμαρτήματα του καθημερινού [...]

    15. So what do we talk about, when we talk about living? The very foundations on the basis of which our whole outlook towards life has been shaped? I’ve heard people claiming to spend their lives with a code of conduct, a sort of philosophy of their own to lead a life.” I love doing this,” “I like being there”, “this is wrong”, “I shouldn’t have said that”, and countless other incongruous statements.From where comes this venerated point of reference to judge our actions, where li [...]

    16. As with most Camus, this book is, in the course of a hundred or so pages, an entire decade of therapy. If you don't feel worse—yet oddly optimistic—about yourself and people in general after this book, you're either inhuman, or you're the exact person this book was meant for. 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 t [...]

    17. اولین اثری بود که از کامو خوندم که باعث شد خیلی ازش خوشم بیاد و بیشتر برم سمتش. کتاب واقعا خوبیه و حتما پیشنهاد میشه.من هر گز شب از روی پل نمی گذرم. این نتیجه ی عهدی ست که با خود بسته ام. آخر فکرش را بکنید که کسی خودش را در آب بیندازد. آن وقت از دو حال خارج نیست: یا شما برای نجاتش خود [...]

    18. Consciência -- Um Passaporte Para O InfernoSerá que até os nossos atos de bondade para com os outros, derivam dum narcisismo desmedido?!Sempre que damos uma esmola, ajudamos um cego a atravessar a rua, etc, etc, será que o fazemos porque tais atitudes são cotadas positivamente pelas avaliações dos outros, que nos recompensam rotulando-nos como "pessoas de bem"!?Será o altruísmo uma forma de egoísmo hipócrita?!Um Narcisismo mascarado?!Com a Queda, Camus põe em causa a natureza humana [...]

    19. How foolish I was to assume this would be a quick little read. I could not have been more wrong. I physically feel exhausted. How did Camus write this? The fall is as dense as they come, bitter, excruciating. Forces you to cogitate. The ideas are so repugnant and yet they keep gnawing inside your head. The words are like evil dark matter that establishes its authority right from the start and stays there dictating, vandalizing your property. I cannot believe I am giving this a 5 star rating. I d [...]

    20. ‏"دراسة ذكية لا يمكن مقوامتها للضمير المعاصر."-نيويورك تايمز/رواية السقطة.‏"تعرف ما هو السحر: أن تحصل على الجواب بنعم من دون أن تسأل أسئلة واضحة"__________فلسفة عبثية تنبثق من الحاجة للمعنى والوضوح في عالم يعج بالغموض والتشتت.يقف ألبير ببطله على قمة الصراع بين الأنا والنحن، يحارب [...]

    21. “People hasten to judge in order not to be judged themselves.” “Freedom is not a reward or a decoration that you toast in champagne. On the contrary, it's hard graft and a long-distance run, all alone, very exhausting. Alone in a dreary room, alone in the dock before the judges, and alone to make up your mind, before yourself and before the judgment of others. At the end of every freedom there is a sentence, which is why freedom is too heavy to bear.”“Your success and happiness are for [...]

    22. Ένα βιβλίο που ο καθένας μπορεί να βρει τον εαυτό του, μέσα στις σελίδες του, και να θέσει διάφορα ερωτήματα για το τι σημαίνει τελικά να είσαι καλός, να είσαι δηλαδή γενναιόδωρος, πονόψυχος, να θυσιάζεσαι για τους άλλους και ό,τι άλλο μπορεί να μας χαρακτηρίσει αυτό που λέμε, [...]

    23. The Fall by Albert Camus is the monologue of a breathless individual whose phrases follow each other in a frantic rhythm, giving himself up to an attentive interlocutor. The confessions of a man gnawed by the guilt of not having reacted to the suicide of a young woman who has been thrown from a bridge.This guilt will awaken his human conscienceJean Baptiste Clamence, a vain and self-centered bourgeois, a renowned advocate, whom his good calculated actions distinguish, will abandon his rich Paris [...]

    24. 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 ide [...]

    25. Τι να πρωτοπώ για αυτό το βιβλίο Είναι απλά ένα ΑΡΙΣΤΟΥΡΓΗΜΑ που εγώ προσωπικά θεωρώ πως αξίζει όλοι οι άνθρωποι να το διαβάσουν μια φορά στην ζωή τους!Ο Κλαμάνς είναι ο ήρωας που κατέχει την αλήθεια, την αλήθεια που κανένας δεν είναι έτοιμος να δεχτεί ούτε να αντέξειΟ μονόλ [...]

    26. When Camus won the Nobel prize for literature in 1957 he was up against Nikos Kazantzakis. All I have to say is that at least Kazantzakis lost to a really worthy opponent. Camus is fast becoming one of my favorite writers. I don't think I have ever come across another author who is able to dissect emotions with the precision of a surgeon. It is truly incredible how analytical his mind is and a real talent how he can project that to his work with a sense of humor, at times cynicism and always hum [...]

    27. Ok, regardless of whether there is a Judging God or not, I would jump in the river to save the drowning woman. For me, the crucial philosophical question is: who would jump next, to save the drowning woman and her saviour?

    28. Σε 114 σελίδες ο Καμύ πιάνει το ανθρώπινο είδος και με χειρουργική ακρίβεια αφαιρεί και μας σερβίρει ένα-ένα κάθε στοιχείο της ποταπότητάς του. Κάποια, τα αναγνωρίζουμε και σ' εμάς τους ίδιους γι' αυτό θέλει μεγάλο κουράγιο να διαβάσεις πραγματικά αυτό το βιβλίο. Ο Ζαν-Μπατίσ [...]

    29. " نحن جميعاً قضايا استثنائية "النجمة الخامسة لخاتمة الرواية .*القراءة الخامسة عشر مع IGRs

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