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Tue Mar 12, 2019, 10:03 AM

Camus "The Fall"

A single sentence will suffice for modern man. He fornicated and read the papers. After that vigorous definition, the subject will be, if I may say so, exhausted.

And now newspapers are disappearing.

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kairos12 Mar 2019 OP
defacto7 Mar 2019 #1
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lounge_jam Apr 2019 #3
kairos12 Apr 2019 #4

Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 11:12 AM

1. Ah... La Chute

Sorry I missed your op. I don't remember getting a heads up on it.

The Fall. I haven't read it because I wanted to read it in French but now my frence is rather rusty. Your comment makes me want to brush up a bit, or maybe I'll just settle for english. A great piece of lit.

"And now newspapers are disappearing."

Prophecy?

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 12:54 PM

2. In my reading of Camus' work I read La Chute very

late and its impact on me was immense. Sorry, I have no capacity in french so english had to do. A towering work of literature.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 06:34 AM

3. A great work

Although this seems like an insider thread, I couldn't help posting here.

The Fall is a very inventive work. It's not just full of caustic truths--caustic because we hardly ever admit to them--it's also a rant, a monologue.

The other person listening to the drunken rant never says a thing. If he does, his questions/statements are only implied and alluded to--of course, through our ranter's remarks.

If this were a play, just one person would be enough: either the ranter, or the helpless, silent interlocutor reacting to the ranter's voice.

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Response to lounge_jam (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 10:13 AM

4. Caustic truths. Exactly right.

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