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.
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
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 or lived in a lit [...]
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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 continues his musings u [...]
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 action to make m [...]
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 is too str [...]
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 unimpeachabl [...]
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 crisis, and his [...]
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 [...]
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 about hi [...]
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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 like a confession to himself rather than anyone else This is Classic Camus and has all the trademarks you would come to [...]
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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 lies the line that discerns go [...]
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 to rob thi [...]
Consci ncia Um Passaporte Para O InfernoSer que at 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, ser que o fazemos porque tais atitudes s o cotadas positivamente pelas avalia es dos outros, que nos recompensam rotulando nos como pessoas de bem Ser o altru smo uma forma de ego smo hip crita Um Narcisismo mascarado Com a Queda, Camus p e em causa a natureza humana, condenando a a um julgame [...]
How foolish I was to assume this would be a quick little read I could not have been 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 don t know, pe [...]
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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 forgiven you only if y [...]
The fall My dear Camus, i love you.
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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 Parisi [...]
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 the A [...]
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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 humilit [...]
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
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