Saturday, May 8, 2010

My New Literary Hero Albert Cossery

At the moment I am reading a fantastic novel "A Splendid Conspiracy" by Egyptian born, but lived in Paris Albert Cossery. Any artist/writer who looks down on work is ok with me. Nevertheless this novel is really wonderful to the max. All the characters are really interesting, but they also grow out of the pages into something else. And it's really a page-turner of a book. Nicely translated from French by Alyson Waters.

New York Review of Books, which is a fantastic press by the way, is putting out another novel by Cossery called "The Jokers." I can't wait!

A longer review will come shortly here.
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