Laziness in the Fertile Valley (Kobo eBook)

Laziness in the Fertile Valley By Albert Cossery, William Goyen, Henry Miller, Anna Della Subin Cover Image
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A portrait of a family of proud layabouts who avoid work and sleep all day by the Egyptian writer often referred to as "the Voltaire of the Nile"

Laziness in the Fertile Valley is Albert Cossery’s biting social satire about a father, his three sons, and their uncle — slackers one and all. One brother has been sleeping for almost seven years, waking only to use the bathroom and eat a meal. Another savagely defends the household from women. Serag, the youngest, is the only member of the family interested in getting a job. But even he — try as he might — has a hard time resisting the call of laziness.

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ISBN-13: 9780811219938
Publisher: New Directions
Publication Date: November 19th, 2013