Two Crocodiles

Two Crocodiles


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Two Crocodiles by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Felisberto Hernandez

Bound together in mystical crocodile skin, two unforgettably singular novellasTwo 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 traveling 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. A pianist struggling to make ends meet as a salesman finds success when he begins to weep before clients and audience alike, but then he can’t stop the crocodile tears.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811220989
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 07/16/2013
Pages: 92
Sales rank: 1,218,387
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

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

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1902, Felisberto Hernández was a talented pianist, playing in the silent-screen movie theaters when he was twelve years old. He later toured the small concert halls of Uruguay and Argentina. He married four times,published seven books, and died, impoverished, in 1964.

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