The Resource A splendid conspiracy, Albert Cossery ; translated from the French by Alyson Waters

A splendid conspiracy, Albert Cossery ; translated from the French by Alyson Waters

Label
A splendid conspiracy
Title
A splendid conspiracy
Statement of responsibility
Albert Cossery ; translated from the French by Alyson Waters
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Summoned home to Egypt after a long European debauch (disguised as "study"), our hero Teymour - in the opening line of A Splendid Conspiracy - is feeling "as unlucky as a flea on a bald man's head." Poor Teymour sits forlorn in a provincial café, a far cry from his beloved Paris. Two old friends, however, rescue him. They applaud his phony diploma as perfect in "a world where everything is false" and they draw him into their hedonistic rounds as gentlemen of leisure. Life, they explain, "while essentially pointless is extremely interesting." The small city may seem tedious, but there are women to seduce, powerful men to tease, and also strange events: rich notables are disappearing. Eyeing the machinations of our three pleasure seekers and nervous about the missing rich men, the authorities soon see-in complex schemes to bed young girls-signs of political conspiracies. The three young men, although mistaken for terrorists, enjoy freedom, wit, and romance. After all, though "not every man is capable of appreciating what is around him," the conspirators in pleasure certainly do."--Publisher's website
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1913-2008
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cossery, Albert
Dewey number
843/.912
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ2605.O725
LC item number
C613 2010
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Waters, Alyson
Series statement
A New Directions paperbook
Series volume
1176
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Flaneurs
  • Male friendship
  • Seduction
  • Disappeared persons
  • Egypt
Label
A splendid conspiracy, Albert Cossery ; translated from the French by Alyson Waters
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn464579943
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9780811217798
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2009051819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)464579943
Label
A splendid conspiracy, Albert Cossery ; translated from the French by Alyson Waters
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn464579943
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9780811217798
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2009051819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)464579943

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