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The Fall
The Fall
Author: Albert Camus
Camus, in his first work of fiction after The Plague, chose a subject eminently worthy of his supreme gifts: the conscience of modern man in the face of evil. Masterful in style and form, the narrative of The Fall is at once elegant, mordant, brilliant with aphorism and paradox. In a shady bar in Amsterdam, the man who does the talking in The Fa...  more »
ISBN: 319221
Publication Date: 1956
Pages: 150
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Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Paperback
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Maybe I read this before, actually. I got to one point of this book, where nothing really happens and I hate the storytelling structure where he is talking to YOU, where there's this stolen painting and that sounded really familiar. Maybe I read it in high school.

Anyway, it's pretty forgettable and I can see why I forgot it.

I'm sure I missed lots of very important things that make this work great - there's definitely hero-is-a-Christ-figure stuff going on, but I was fine to just be done with it.