The Fall are an English post-punk band, formed in Manchester in 1976. Named after the English translation of Albert Camus' novel, La Chute (The Fall) (1956), they are notable for their music, leader Mark E. Smith's enigmatic lyrics and drawling delivery, and for their subtle influence on several generations of musicians who keep an ear tuned to underground popular culture.
The Fall (French: La Chute) is a philosophical novel written by Albert Camus. First published in 1956, it is his last complete work of fiction. Set in Amsterdam, The Fall consists of a series of monologues by the self-proclaimed "judge-penitent" Jean-Baptiste Clamence, as he reflects upon his life to a stranger.
The Fall, or "The Downfall," is the name used for the overthrowing of the old order of Dragon Riders and the creation of Galbatorix's Empire in Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Trilogy.