Literary Precedents for The Fall

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The Fall is situated in the pessimistic moral tradition of the great seventeenth-century classicists, La Bruyere and La Rochefoucauld. It also echoes Dostoevsky's Notes from the Underground (1864), and its enigmatic hero who was unable to escape from himself, yet makes his confession to anyone who will listen.

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