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Albert Cossery (1913–2008)

Albert Cossery was born on November 3, 1913 in Cairo, Egypt. He was a writer, known for Oi tembelides tis eforis koiladas (1978), Beggars and Noblemen (1991) and Black Thursday (1974). He was married to Monique Chaumette. He died on June 22, 2008 in Paris, France. See full bio »


(age 94) in Paris, France

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 1991 Beggars and Noblemen (novel)
 1983 La maison de la mémoire (novel)
 1978 Oi tembelides tis eforis koiladas (novel "Les fainéants de la vallée fertile")
 1974 Black Thursday (adaptation and dialogue)
 1972 Mendiants et orgueilleux (adaptation) / (novel)
 1968 The Marriage Came Tumbling Down (adaptation - screenplay, dialogue)
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 2015 Hôtel La Louisiane (Documentary)
 2005 Une vie dans la journée d'Albert Cossery (Documentary short)
 2000 Vol de nuit (TV Series)
- Episode dated 13 January 2000 (2000) ... Himself
 1995 Nulle part ailleurs (TV Series)
- Episode dated 20 January 1995 (1995) ... Himself

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Other Works:

Novel: Un Complot de Saltimbanques ("A Conspiracy of Acrobats") (1975) See more »

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An acclaimed writer, regarded in France as "Voltaire of the Nile".

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