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  • af Albert Cossery
    162,95 kr.

    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 café, a far cry from his beloved Paris. Two old friends, however, rescue him. They applaud his phony diploma as perfect in "a world where everything is false" and they draw him into their hedonistic rounds as gentlemen of leisure. Life, they explain, "while essentially pointless is extremely interesting."  The small city may seem tedious, but there are women to seduce, powerful men to tease, and also strange events: rich notables are disappearing.Eyeing the machinations of our three pleasure seekers and nervous about the missing rich men, the authorities soon see-in complex schemes to bed young girls-signs of political conspiracies. The three young men, although mistaken for terrorists, enjoy freedom, wit, and romance. After all, though "not every man is capable of appreciating what is around him," the conspirators in pleasure certainly do.

  • af Albert Cossery
    137,95 kr.

    Laziness in the Fertile Valley is Albert Cossery's biting social satire about a father, his three sons, and their uncle - slackers one and all. One brother has been sleeping for almost seven years, waking only to use the bathroom and eat a meal. Another savagely defends the household from women. Serag, the youngest, is the only member of the family interested in getting a job. But even he - try as he might - has a hard time resisting the call of laziness.

  • af Albert Cossery
    142,95 kr.

    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 as the licensed robbers of the people, he could elude the mistrustful gaze of the police," and so he glides lazily around the cafe¿s of Cairo, seeking his prey. His country may be a disaster, but he's a hedonist convinced that "nothing on this earth is tragic for an intelligent man."One fat victim ("everything about him oozed opulence and theft on a grand scale") is relieved of his crocodile wallet. In it Ossama finds not just a gratifying amount of cash, but also a letter - a letter from the Ministry of Public Works, cutting off its ties to the fat man. A source of rich bribes heretofore, the fat man is now too hot to handle; he's a fabulously wealthy real-estate developer, lately much in the news because one of his cheap buildings has just collapsed, killing 50 tenants. Ossama "by some divine decree has become the repository of a scandal" of epic proportions. And so he decides he must act. . . .Among the books to be treasured by the utterly singular Albert Cossery, his last, hilarious novel, The Colors of Infamy, is a particular jewel.

  • af Albert Cossery
    137,95 kr.

    Tiggerne og de hovmodige er en rejse ind i mellemkrigstidens Kairo, hvor den tidligere universitetslærer Gohar, der nu lever som tigger, i en pludselig indskydelse dræber den unge, smukke luder Arnaba, hvilket ikke blot sætter en politiundersøgelse, ledet af den homoseksuelle kommissær Nour El Dine, i gang,men ligeledes trækker Gohars trofaste ven og pusher Yéghen ind i en eksistentiel jagt gennem Kairos slum og armod. Tiggerne og de hovmodige er et lille fordærvet og eksistentialistisk mesterværk af den fransk-egyptiske forfatter Albert Cossery og foreligger hermed for første gang på dansk ved Ove Gregers Petersen. Romanen indleder i øvrigt forlagets nye serie Franske Fortællere. Nummer 1 i serien Franske Fortællere

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