“Albert Cossery...ought to be a household name. he’s that good: an elegant stylist, an unrelenting ironist, his great subject the futility of ambition ‘in a world where everything is false.’” —David Ulin, Los Angeles Times
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A short novel, but it is one that does make you stop and ponder. Whilst I could not really enjoy the main characters I could appreciate the vein in which this shorter novel is... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Cphe
Wow! I want to be a proud beggar as well....Excellent existential (I like that term even if Cossery didn't) and funny novel about a group of...um... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Norm
Often with a good book you will find gems placed every so often. In this book they flow continuously, so much so that I found I had to put it down so that I could savor it for a... Read morePublished on January 17, 2008 by Lisa L. Tateosian