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The Jokers
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|July 13, 2010

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Who are the jokers?   The jokers are the government, and the biggest joker of all is the governor, a bug-eyed, strutting, rapacious character of unequaled incompetence who presides over the nameless Middle Eastern city where this effervescent comedy by…
Proud Beggars
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|December 27, 2011

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Early in Proud Beggars , a brutal and motiveless murder is committed in a Cairo brothel. But the real mystery at the heart of Albert Cossery’s wry black comedy is not the cause of this death but the paradoxical richness to be found in even the most…
LES HOMMES OUBLIES DE DIEU
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|February 22, 2000

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Publié au Caire en 1927 et traduit en plusieurs langues, Les Hommes oubliés de Dieu est recueil de cinq nouvelles dans lesquelles les personnages créés par Albert Cossery survivent dans le plus total dénuement. Mais ils sont aussi extraordinaires par le…
The Colors Of Infamy
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|December 3, 2011

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His eyes shine with a glimmer of perpetual amusement"; his sartorial taste is impeccable; Ossama is "a thief, not a legitimated thief, such as a minister, banker, or real-estate developer; he is a modest thief." He knows "that by dressing with the same elegance…
Désert des ambitions (Le): Avec Albert Cossery

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Avec huit romans écrits de la main d'un maître qui détestait les tyrans, Albert Cossery fit peu de bruit malgré son goût prononcé pour la fête. Venu d'Égypte, il s'installe à Paris après-guerre où il fréquente la bohème intellectuelle et artistique du quartier…
Laziness in the Fertile Valley
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|November 19, 2013

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A portrait of a family of proud layabouts who avoid work and sleep all day by the Egyptian writer often referred to as "the Voltaire of the Nile" Laziness in the Fertile Valley is Albert Cossery’s biting social satire about a father, his three sons, and…
The Jokers
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|July 13, 2010

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Who are the jokers? The jokers are the government, and the biggest joker of all is the governor, a bug-eyed, strutting, rapacious character of unequaled incompetence who presides over the nameless Middle Eastern city where this effervescent comedy by Albert…
A Splendid Conspiracy
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|June 4, 2010

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Summoned home to Egypt after a long European debauch (disguised as study"), our hero Teymour - in the opening line of A Splendid Conspiracy - is feeling "as unlucky as a flea on a bald man's head." Poor Teymour sits forlorn in a provincial cafe, a far cry from…
A Splendid Conspiracy
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|May 25, 2010

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Three friends in a small Egyptian city celebrate idleness, elegance, and joie de vivre . Summoned home to Egypt after a long European debauch (disguised as “study”), our hero Teymour—in the opening line of A Splendid Conspiracy —is feeling “as unlucky as a flea…
LA VIOLENCE ET LA DERISION
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|February 22, 2000

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Albert cossery, une éthique de la dérision
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|January 1, 2000

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