The Colors of Infamy

(Author) (Translator)
Backorder (temporarily out of stock)

Product Details

Price
$12.95
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
Pages
96
Dimensions
5.1 X 0.3 X 7.8 inches | 0.22 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811217958
BISAC Categories:

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

Albert Cossery (1913-2008) was an Egyptian-born French novelist. Among his works are The Colors of Infamy, A Splendid Conspiracy, and The House of Certain Death, all published by New Directions.
Alyson Waters teaches at Yale and won a PEN Translation Fund Award prize for her translation of Albert Cossery's The Colors of Infamy.

Reviews

Beyond Cossery 's stylish ironies, we glimpse a country seething in poverty and malfeasance and, like the concrete buildings his narratives are usually set in, perpetually on the verge of collapse. In fact, it is seems as if only the totality of this corruption is keeping the country together, an adhesive of turpitude permeating every social fabric.

Beyond Cossery's stylish ironies, we glimpse a country seething in poverty and malfeasance and, like the concrete buildings his narratives are usually set in, perpetually on the verge of collapse. In fact, it is seems as if only the totality of this corruption is keeping the country together, an adhesive of turpitude permeating every social fabric.
Albert Cossery, who died in 2008 at age 94, 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"

Beyond Cossery s stylish ironies, we glimpse a country seething in poverty and malfeasance and, like the concrete buildings his narratives are usually set in, perpetually on the verge of collapse. In fact, it is seems as if only the totality of this corruption is keeping the country together, an adhesive of turpitude permeating every social fabric. "