Camus zog nach Paris. Neben seinen Dramen begründeten der Roman «Der Fremde» und der Essay «Der Mythos von Sisyphos» sein literarisches. Der Fall. | Camus, Albert, Meister, Guido G. | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon. Er sollte in Camus ‚Novellen des Exils' veröffentlicht werden, erschien aufgrund seines Umfangs dann aber als Einzelwerk. Die Geschichte spielt in Amsterdam.
Interpretation von Albert Camus´ "La Chute"Der Fall. | Camus, Albert, Meister, Guido G. | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon. Der Fall ist ein Roman von Albert Camus. Er sollte eigentlich in Camus’ Novellen des Exils veröffentlicht werden, wurde dann aber zu umfangreich, und erschien bereits im Jahr als vorgeschobenes Einzelwerk. Er ist Camus’ letztes vollendetes. Wieder mal ein trüber Sonntag, der sich bestens für eine kleine Fleißarbeit eignet: Was von den zu Jahresbeginn angekündigten Camus-Stücken steht im März.
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View all 9 comments. Dec 19, Ted rated it liked it Shelves: beach-mixed , read-ins , have , lit-french , existenialism-wide , abandoned.
To copy a review opening by a good friend here on this site. But then I thought, why not translate it into French? In honor of Camus?
So I tried that, and what did I get? Not what I meant at all. I didn't mean Good. By well I meant to express … resignation? A feeling of … what should I say?
Mon cher compatriote … may I call you that without offense? But why would I assume that we are fellow citizens, dear or otherwise?
And why would this author assume Well. And why would this author assume that? In his first person monologue that made me think of the identical voice used in The Reluctant Fundamentalist?
Perhaps I've made a false start here. I did find the narrative voice interesting, at least at first. Ironic, evasive, hardly straightforward … Is our unnamed narrator — what?
I must have missed that - being serious? Is he playing with us? Is this a game of cat and mouse? And we readers meant to be the mouse?
But really! You think I jest, don't you! But no, look. Look at that book shelf. But, you say, that it just this reviewers way of poking fun.
That is just a ruse. And perhaps it is, mon ami. It may well be. And if I had access to emoticons, which would I choose to use here? Well may you ask.
Oh, you didn't ask? You don't care? Well, you do catch my meaning then. After all, the story, if I may call it that, is so short, less than pages, large type at that, remarkably few words on the page … but I ask you, is it not true, that despite all the text I underlined, there was really, so little there …when all is said and done, or I should say when all is read and done, what do we have?
What are we to make of this? By good fortune, I have a book or two of critique to flip through. Monsieur Hanna's, for example.
What does he have to say? Quite a bit, actually. Here, in chapter IX "The literature of revolt", on page begins " The Fall - a confessional narrative" — which I skim, I could quote, mon ami , but I won't subject you to all those words of our critic, he is serious, I'm sure … or is he too being ironic, playful, leading us on, when he says things like, just to pick a short passage that strikes the eye, "… surely none of his pages conceal so much playful irony as do those of The Fall.
And the net result is that this, the most personal of Camus' works, is the least revealing. But enough. And from another collection, Roger Quilliot writes, " The Fall is an act of purification.
Ah well. Such erudition. As my head falls to my chest, my eyes close, the last thought is … tired … so tired. Previous review: The Conquest of Bread classic book of Anarchist Communism Next review: Poems Wallace Stevens Older review: Finnegan's Wake a preview Previous library review: A Season in Hell Next library review: The Plague View all 5 comments.
In The Fall , a different boozy Australian accidentally or was it intentional? Are our children ever safe from inebriated philanderers with pointy elbows?
Find out in this soon-to-be-a-TV series-probably bestseller-definitely. Music by Mark E. Smith and fourteen dole claimants.
Also: soon to be released, the ravings of a despairing shagger whose semi-fascist dogma supposedly speaks universal truths about the frangibility of mankind.
Will appeal to nerdy students and existentialist punk bands with names like Fist of Human or The Seabed Drown Club. View all 38 comments. Dec 21, Richard Derus rated it really liked it.
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 narrative adds another level of self-serving horribleness, and the reader recognizes the commonality of all people with each other in Clamence's descent I was angry at the waste of so much as a single tree to print it, in any and all languages and countries around the world.
I despised each and every syllable. I vowed never, ever, ever to read another word by Camus. From that cold winter's night in to the point I was forced by the Book Circle to pick this book up, I kept to that promise.
I sit corrected. La Chute is a fascinating moral tale told by a story-teller of great power and flawless control of his material and his language.
I am reliably informed that the original French is superb; this translation is sterling. I am so glad that I didn't make the mistake of letting my teenaged judgment stand unchallenged.
I would have missed out on a life high point in reading. I am accused, with Clamence, of leading a life grounded in the illusions of one's own superiority, one's own infallible rightness.
Wisdom comes, when it does, at a high price You don't. Clamence does. That didn't happen in the book, by the bye. This book did what only the very best books written by the very best writers can do: It reoriented my internal compass.
Read it! Feb 27, Jonathan Terrington rated it it was amazing Shelves: books-challenge , classic-literature , faith , classics-challenge-3 , university , books-to-read-before-you-die , philosophy.
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 from the burden of being judged.
For he is a man who has fallen into a state that means he seems to no longer care about the depravity of depravity and that is in essence what The Fall as a novel discusses.
Of course, the finer details of the novel are seen in the little quotes contained within the narrative itself. Which is an interesting aspect of this novel as it stands.
The narrative is in its way almost a fourth-wall-breaking stream of consciousness as it seems like the narrator is spilling out all his thoughts in a turbulent stream.
It is only the fact that he interjects with directions to the reader that enable you to see that in fact, this is a stream of writing directed at the individual in a kind of accusation.
It has further been noted to me that the concept of 'the fall' comes from a particular bridge scene which I had skimmed over as somewhat less important.
It is a scene hidden in all the rambling as the main character moves from being likeable to completely arrogant and back again. This scene is one in which a woman jumps from a bridge into a river and our 'judge penitent' does not rescue her from the water.
This is despite many claims by our narrator about how heroic he could be - therefore showing his contradictory nature. Further this highlights what we all can be: contradictions who say one thing but do another - hypocrites.
As a work of entertaining fiction I would not recommend Albert Camus' work here. It's fragmented and messy, not at all easy to read.
Yet as a work of philosophical and spiritual discussion I highly recommend it. Camus has the profound ability to get to the reader and cause them to question their realities and ask how they have fallen into a state of mistruth and misdirection wherever it may be possible.
The 'cocoon of conventionality' we spin is comforting Camus reminds us that our character is both projection and interjection - in and of - the society we live in.
The Opening Line: Camus in an interview given in "No, I am not an existentialist. Da der die Geste nicht sehen konnte, fragt sich Clamence nun, an wen sie denn sonst gerichtet sein musste: An die Zuschauer.
So kommt Clamence dazu, sich selbst als scheinheilig und doppelzüngig zu betrachten. Die Klarheit darüber, dass sein ganzes Leben falsch gewesen ist, führt ihn in eine geistige und emotionale Krise; was er gedacht hat, kann er nicht mehr rückgängig machen.
Das Lachen, das er zum ersten Mal auf der Pont des Arts hörte, beginnt seine ganze Existenz zu durchdringen. Clamence beginnt sogar über sich selbst zu lachen, wenn er vor Gericht Angelegenheiten um Gerechtigkeit und Recht vertritt.
Weil er das Lachen nicht ausblenden kann, versucht er es abzuschütteln, indem er seine Scheinheiligkeit ablegt und den guten Ruf zerstört, den er einst darauf errichtet hatte.
So lässt er u. Seine Bemühungen schlagen fehl. Das Lachen nagt immer noch an ihm. Er merkt, dass seine Bemühungen, es zu vertreiben, genauso unehrlich waren: Er hat sich in vollkommenen Hohn stürzen wollen, um das ganze Gelächter auf seine Seite zu ziehen, oder dies zumindest zu versuchen — es ist immer noch ein Erschleichungsversuch, ein Täuschungsversuch am Gesetz.
Review: The Fall by Albert Camus by Matthew Selwyn February 13, 2 Comments. A book that demands a lot of thought. Having spent a little while digesting it, I can't say I'm confident I have fully understood it.
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Video Audio icon An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio Software icon An illustration of a 3. This realization precipitates an emotional and intellectual crisis for Clamence which, moreover, he is unable to avoid, having now discovered it; the sound of laughter that first struck him on the Pont des Arts slowly begins to permeate his entire existence.
In fact, Clamence even begins laughing at himself as he defends matters of justice and fairness in court.
Unable to ignore it, Clamence attempts to silence the laughter by throwing off his hypocrisy and ruining the reputation he acquired therefrom.
Clamence thus proceeds to "destroy that flattering reputation" Camus primarily by making public comments that he knows will be received as objectionable: telling beggars that they are "embarrassing people," declaring his regret at not being able to hold serfs and beat them at his whim, and announcing the publication of a "manifesto exposing the oppression that the oppressed inflict on decent people.
To Clamence's frustration and dismay, however, his efforts in this regard are ineffective, generally because many of the people around him refuse to take him seriously; they find it inconceivable that a man of his reputation could ever say such things and not be joking.
Clamence eventually realizes that his attempts at self-derision can only fail, and the laughter continues to gnaw at him. This is because his actions are just as dishonest: "In order to forestall the laughter, I dreamed of hurling myself into the general derision.
In fact, it was still a question of dodging judgment. I wanted to put the laughters on my side, or at least to put myself on their side" Camus Ultimately, Clamence responds to his emotional-intellectual crisis by withdrawing from the world on precisely those terms.
He closes his law practice, avoids his former colleagues in particular and people in general, and throws himself completely into uncompromising debauchery; while humankind may be grossly hypocritical in the areas from which he has withdrawn, "no man is a hypocrite in his pleasures" Camus — a quotation from Samuel Johnson.
Debauchery women and alcohol does prove a temporarily effective means of silencing the laughter—the biting sense of his own hypocrisy—because, as he explains, it thoroughly dulls his wits.
Unfortunately, he finds himself unable to maintain this lifestyle due to personal failings that he describes as follows: " The last of Clamence's monologues takes place in his apartment in the former Jewish Quarter, and recounts more specifically the events which shaped his current outlook; in this regard his experiences during the Second World War are crucial.
With the outbreak of war and the fall of France, Clamence considers joining the French Resistance , but decides that doing so would ultimately be futile.
He explains,. The undertaking struck me as a little mad I think especially that underground action suited neither my temperament nor my preference for exposed heights.
It seemed to me that I was being asked to do some weaving in a cellar, for days and nights on end, until some brutes should come to haul me from hiding, undo my weaving and then drag me to another cellar to beat me to death.
I admired those who indulged in such heroism of the depths but couldn't imitate them. Instead, Clamence decides to flee Paris for London, and takes an indirect route there, moving through North Africa; however, he meets a friend while in Africa and decides to stay and find work, eventually settling in Tunis.
But after the Allies land in Africa , Clamence is arrested by the Germans and thrown into a concentration camp — "chiefly [as] a security measure," he assures himself Camus While interned, Clamence meets a comrade, introduced to the reader only as "Du Guesclin", who had fought in the Spanish Civil War , was captured by "the Catholic general", and now found himself in the hands of the Germans in Africa.
These experiences subsequently caused the man to lose his faith in the Catholic Church and perhaps in God as well ; as a form of protest Du Guesclin announces the need for a new Pope — one who will "agree to keep alive, in himself and in others, the community of our sufferings" — to be chosen from among the prisoners in the camp.
I just finished this book yesterday and I found it one of those good, really nourishing reads. I know the book drew a picture of modern life as basically a crab pot full of people pulling each other down through judgement.
It also completely nixed the idea of altruism as being a redeeming act because, as much as we would like not to admit, there is the very real possibility that one does their act in the hopes of being lauded by the community.
I loved the line where he said we should forgive the pope. This book was such a rewarding read. The book is not written in the second person.
This novella is an over-rated smear about human nature. Of course after the Nazis no one can believe in an anthropomorphic God, no one denies that we are full of self-deception.
But to reduce humanity to this analysis is somewhat juvenile. This is what an intelligent teenager could say.
Maybe- even write if they had literary talent. Camus clearly felt responsible many suspect the cause was his affairs with other women, most notably the actress Maria Casares.