The Possessed (play)

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First English language edition
(publ. Hamish Hamilton, 1960)

The Possessed (in French Les Possédés) is a play written by Albert Camus in 1959. The piece is a theatrical adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novel The Possessed, later renamed Demons. Camus despised nihilism and viewed Dostoyevsky's work as a prophecy about nihilism's devastating effects. He directed a production of the play at the Théâtre Antoine in 1959,[1] the year before he died.


  1. ^ Ray Davison (1997). Camus: The Challenge of Dostoevsky. University of Exeter Press. pp. 136–160. 

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