Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote The Brothers Karamazov, Crime and PunishmentThe Idiot, and many other novels.

Two Crocodiles

Fiction by Fyodor Dostoevsky Felisberto Hernández

Translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett Esther Allen

Two Crocodiles highlights two literary masters from opposite ends of the world — Russia’s Fyodor Dostoevsky and Uruguay’s Felisberto Hernández. Dostoevsky’s crocodile, cruelly displayed in a travelling sideshow, gobbles whole a pretentious high-ranking civil servant. But the functionary survives unscathed and seizes his new unique platform to expound to the fascinated public. Dostoevsky’s Crocodile is a matchless, hilarious satire. Hernández’s Crocodile, on the other hand, while also terribly funny, is a heartbreaker.…
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