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In his letters, J.R.R. Tolkien says that Williams was an influence on it. (He lamented it; he thought the influence had ruined it.) Williams' influence actually only appeared with his death: That Hideous Strength, the end of the trilogy, which (good though it is in itself) I think spoiled it. -- Tolkien's Letters, Letter 257


The most striking characteristic that Camus's The Fall / La Chute and Daoud's Meursault, contre-enquĂȘte have in common is that they are written as a second-person narrative. In La Chute, the main character tells his story to another person whom he addresses as "vous" ("you", polite form); neither the main character nor the other person formally introduce ...

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