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theparisreview:

“In a world of unsmiling authority and unswerving ambition, the prank is the apotheosis of political action, the only point of escape.” 

Read more from Mostafa Heddaya on Albert Cossery in Egypt here.

Recommended reading, Albert Cossery.

theparisreview:

“In a world of unsmiling authority and unswerving ambition, the prank is the apotheosis of political action, the only point of escape.” 

Read more from Mostafa Heddaya on Albert Cossery in Egypt here.

Add Albert Cossery to your reading list.

Currently Reading:

The Colors of Infamy by Albert Cossery

Albert Cossery (November 3, 1913 – June 22, 2008) was an Egyptian-born French writer of Greek Orthodox Syrian and Lebanese descent, born in Cairo.

Review in The New Inquiry

Revolutionary Laughter

By MICHAEL MCCANNE

Albert Cossery

photo by Olivier Roller

Albert Cossery

Polaroid by Pedro Uhart

thenewinquiry:

To celebrate the re-release of several of Albert Cossery’s novels, we present a pair of essays that explore his presence in today’s cultural climate:

No Dignity, No Doubt: Matt Pearce’s review of Proud Beggars

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Revolutionary Laughter: Michael McCanne’s review of The Colors of Infamy.

These two books have been added to my reading list.

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