Books The Jokers by Albert Cossery, Anna Moschovakis and James Buchan Paperback, 145 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $14.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe JokersAuthorAlbert Cossery, Anna Moschovakis, et al Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Jokers Review Book Reviews Seething Anger Masked By Satire In 'The Jokers' July 23, 2010 First published in 1964 as La violence et la derision, Albert Cossery's The Jokers is light in tone. But underlying its ridiculous set-up and playful nature are dissent and rage — a railing against the idea of an intractable political fate. The Jokers is Cossery's sixth book to be translated from French to English.