The Fall – Albert Camus

The Fall – Albert Camus

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A philosophical novel described by fellow existentialist Sartre as ‘perhaps the most beautiful and the least understood’ of his novels Albert Camus’ The Fall is translated by Robin Buss in Penguin Modern Classics. Jean-Baptiste Clamence is a soul in turmoil. Over several drunken nights in an Amsterdam bar he regales a chance acquaintance with his story. From this successful former lawyer and seemingly model citizen a compelling self-loathing catalogue of guilt hypocrisy and alienation pours forth. The Fall (1956) is a brilliant portrayal of a man who has glimpsed the hollowness of his existence. But beyond depicting one man’s disillusionment Camus’s novel exposes the universal human condition and its absurdities – for our innocence that once lost can never be recaptured …