La Violence Et La Dérision



La Violence Et La Dérision 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. Best Read [ La Violence Et La Dérision ] By [ Albert Cossery ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – therehabboutique.co.uk

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  • La Violence Et La Dérision
  • Albert Cossery
  • French
  • 10 May 2017
  • 2844120369

10 thoughts on “La Violence Et La Dérision

  1. David says:

    Actually it slike 2.5 stars Albert Cossery had an interesting idea It goes like this a group of Middle Eastern pranksters oppose their authoritarian government not through violence or open revolution, but through outrageous feats of mockery An interesting idea, alas, is not a novel And Cossery at least in this translation of The Jokers is not a very competent writer he tends to want to describe the living fuck out of every character s attitud...

  2. Daniela says:

    Voltaire used to say that only laughter could destroy his infamous adversaries It s Voltaire so we re talking about superstition, organized religion, some monarch or other, Joan of Arc, the whole package Laugh, laugh and you ll crush them, he d say Coincidently, or perhaps not, Voltaire went to the heart of Plato and Hobbes s theory of humour Albeit with...

  3. Hadrian says:

    This is a short little novel with an irresistible premise A group of loutish prankster revolutionaries decide to launch a campaign against their hated governor, a combination of King Farouk, Silvio Berlusconi, and Hafez al Assad seen on the front cover Instead of trying to kill or depose him, they want to make him look so ridiculous that he is forced to resign They place fake beggars in the street for his policemen to beat, and paint up fake posters which praise his virtues far beyond the h This is a short little novel with an irresistible premise A group of loutish prankster revolutionaries dec...

  4. Chuck LoPresti says:

    Others have summarized this well enough so no need to do that here but I d like to add some emphasis on the life affirming absurdity and Groucho, Chico and Harpo Marxism on proud display here Taking yourself and your misery too seriously might be one of the worst actions you can self inflict This book gives you some major keys to unlock some very important lessons and it s done in a smart and light handed way I wish Alain de Botton would write How Cossery Can Change Your Life and use li Others have summarized this well enough so no need to do that here but I d like to add some emphasis on the life affirming absurdity and Groucho, Chico and Harpo Marxism on proud display here Taking yourself and your misery too seriously might be one of the worst actions you can self inflict This book gives you some major keys to unlock some very important lessons and it s done in a smart and light handed way I wish Alain de Botton would write How Cossery Can Change Your Life and use liberal Marx Brothers quotes to illustrate his ever so salient points Ah fuck it I ll do it myself despite the fact that I ll only fall short and potentially amuse only myself in the process The only time I stopped acting was when I played the harp HarpoCossery s write...

  5. jeremy says:

    a delectably playful, political satire from the late egyptian writer, the jokers la violence et la d risionfeatures a mischievous cast of characters intent on undermining the governor of an unnamed middle eastern municipality cossery s novel, published in the mid 1960 s, is neither heavy handed nor unnecessarily ideological, as many works of political fiction tend to be, but is, instead, a jocular tale that never takes itself too seriously rather than fomenting civil unrest or violent revol a delectably playful, political satire from the late egyptian writer, the jokers la violence et la d risionfeatures a mischievous cast of characters intent on undermining the governor of an unnamed middle eastern municipality cossery s novel, published in the mid 1960 s, is neither heavy handed nor unnecessarily ideological, as many works of political fiction tend to be, but is, instead, a jocular tale that never takes itself too seriously rather than fomenting civil unrest or violent revolt, karim and company employ their guerrilla cunning in the sportive art of culture jamming tactics that serve their cause fareffectively while cossery s writing likely cannot withstand charges pronouncing his disdain for women or, at the least, the reproachable characterizations of them in his fiction , none of his characters, at least here in the jokers, are beyond the realm of exaggeration, simplification, or caricature with no real stylistic flourish to speak of, cossery s novel excels...

  6. Tosh says:

    A pal of Boris Vian s and a citizen of the Saint Germain des pr s, Albert Cossery is a writer with a wicked sense of humor and has a deep understanding of human folly His novel The Jokers is about a group of revolutionaries in Egypt who fight the power by showing noting but the highest respect for that power It is sort of a revolution via The Marx Brothers than anything else.Also there is a joy in life ...

  7. Ronald Morton says:

    The fairly recent re issues by nyrb are the primary reason I m aware of Albert Cossery Prior to this one I read and enjoyed a great deal Proud Beggars Proud Beggars was originally translated and published by Black Sparrow Press back in the early 80 s, and prior to the recent reissues was one of only a handful of Cossery s books available in English nyrb reissued it along with The Jokers Not that Cossery was very prolific to begin with In 60 years he only wrote eight novels, in accord The fairly recent re issues by nyrb are the primary reason I m aware of Albert Cossery Prior to this one I read and enjoyed a great deal Proud Beggars Proud Beggars was originally translated and published by Black Sparrow Press back in the early 80 s, and prior to the recent reissues was one of only a handful of Cossery s books available in English nyrb reissued it along with The Jokers Not that Cossery was very prolific to begin with In 60 years he only wrote eight novels, in accordance...

  8. Ran Prieur says:

    Normally I don t like fiction that sends a message, but Cossery s message is radical, beautiful, and surprising Human society is an unredeemable monstrosity that feeds, and is fed by, the dishonesty, lifelessness, insecurity, and blind obsessions of individual humans Mostly only children and crazy people can see through it, but if sane adults can manage to see through it, they become powerful and dangerous.Cossery despises the system, and also despises both reformers and violent revolutionarie Normally I don t like fiction that sends a message, but Cossery s message is radical, beautiful, and surprising Human society is an unredeemable monstrosity that feeds, and is fed by, the dishonesty, lifelessness, insecurity, and blind obsessions of individual humans Mostly only children and crazy people can see through it, but if sane adults can manage to see through it, they become powerful and dangerous.Cossery despises the system, and also despises both reformers and violent revolutionaries By taking the system seriously, they give it power, and the authorities s...

  9. Will McGrath says:

    A slim and nihilistic book about a group of subversives in what seems to be 1960s Egypt The book is steeped in irony its general worldview is The government is corrupt, society is corrupt, and the best you can do is laugh at the ludicrous little puppets A privileged and dangerous position of disengagement, and one that is apparently characteristic of Cossery s writing overall.But beyond this, and beyond Cossery s sneering attitude toward women, lies an intoxicating and often surreal por A slim and nihilistic book about a group of subversives in what seems to be 1960s Egypt The book is steeped in irony its general worldview is The government is corrupt, society is corrupt, and the best you can do is laugh at the ludicrous little puppets A privileged and dangerous position of disengagement, and one that is apparently characteristic of Cossery s writing overall.But beyond this, and beyond Cossery s sneering attitu...

  10. Harry Rutherford says:

    I think some critics describe books as hilarious just to prove what a refined sense of humour they have Despite the blurb on the back cover, this book is not hilarious It is droll, witty, barbed and beautifully odd.

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