Proud Beggars

Proud Beggars

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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 Cossery’s proud beggars is Gohar, a former professor turned whorehouse accountant, hashish aficionado, and street philosopher. Such is his native charm that he has accumulated… (more)

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Publisher: NYRB Classics (December 27, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 208 pages

File size: 266 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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