The House of Certain Death

A crumbling tenement building with an ensemble cast, at the top of the Alley of the Seven Daughters in Cairo; #11 in the publisher's 'New Directions' series.
'Don't you know the house is about to crash?' signposts Egypt's social and political corruption and class conflict. Henry Miller – an early fan of Cossery – gave it universal importance – 'We are all living in that house, whether we realise it or not,' in an essay from 'Stand Still Like the Hummingbird'.

Publisher: New Directions. First American edition
Edition: First Edition
Place Published: Norfolk, CT
Owner signature of Robert L.Perkins, reviewer for The Denver Post, else fine in very good Alvin Lustig dustwrapper sunned on the spine

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