Albert Camus: La Chute [The Fall] (2061 words)


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La Chute [The Fall] (1956) is Camus’s third work of fiction. He termed it “un récit”, a narrative recounted by a character (as were L’Etranger [The Outsider] and La Peste [The Plague]). Camus did not call anything he wrote a “novel”, until Le Premier Homme [The First Man], the book he was working on when he died. La Chute differs from most of his work as it was written over a short period of time, with fewer revisions than he typically made, and was not part of the original plan that he envisaged when he was starting his literary career. While it continues many of the themes of his earlier work, La Chute is also a response to what happened in his …

Citation: King, Adele. "La Chute". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 February 2011 [, accessed 20 October 2020.]

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