Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics On Sale: December 27, 2011 Price: $14.95
Early in Proud Beggars, a brutal and motiveless murder is committed in a Cairo brothel. But the real mystery at the heart of Albert Cossery’s wry black comedy is not the cause of this death, but the paradoxical richness to be found in even the most materially impoverished life. Chief among...
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