Jokers

Jokers

by Albert Cossery
     
 

ISBN-10: 1590173252

ISBN-13: 2901590173250

Pub. Date: 07/13/2010

Publisher: New York Review Books

Who are the jokers?

The jokers are the government, and the biggest joker of all is the governor, a bug-eyed, strutting, rapacious character of unequaled incompetence who presides over the nameless Middle Eastern city where this effervescent comedy by Albert Cossery is set.

The jokers are also the revolutionaries, no less bumbling and no less infatuated with the

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Who are the jokers?

The jokers are the government, and the biggest joker of all is the governor, a bug-eyed, strutting, rapacious character of unequaled incompetence who presides over the nameless Middle Eastern city where this effervescent comedy by Albert Cossery is set.

The jokers are also the revolutionaries, no less bumbling and no less infatuated with the trappings of power than the government they oppose.

And the jokers are Karim, Omar, Heykal, Urfy, and their friends, free spirits who see the other jokers for the jokers they are and have cooked up a sophisticated and, most important, foolproof plan to enliven public life with a dash of subversive humor.

The joke is on them all.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901590173250
Publisher:
New York Review Books
Publication date:
07/13/2010
Series:
New York Review Books Classics Series
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
232

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