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The Crocodile and Other Tales

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Fyodor Mikhailovitch Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) is best known for his exploration of the human dark side of the psyche, but this collection shows he is equally adept at sarcastic and absurdist commentary.
Paperback, 184 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Wildside Press (first published 1973)
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Apr 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing
You think Seinfeld is funny? Now this is funny. The level of sarcasm, the greed, the money, the fame... oh, my gosh! If you know anything about politics and economics you will be ROFLYAO, literally. Well it does depend a little on the skill of the translator. Zlatko Crnković, the guy who translated it in Croatian did an amazing job.
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Mira que me gustan las novelas de Dostoyevski, pero con los cuentos no hay manera. En este volumen que pillé en la biblioteca sólo hubo uno que me pareció mínimamente interesante; los otros los termine por puro orgullo y acabé de lo más fastidiada. El que se puede decir que aún me gustó es ‘Un episodio vergonzoso’; va de un tipo de clase alta que cree en el amor al prójimo más allá de clases sociales y decide pararse en la celebración de la boda de uno de sus empleados para demostrar que él es e ...more
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Dostojewski mal ganz anders, trotzdem brillant.
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Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky (Russian: Фёдор Михайлович Достоевский), sometimes transliterated Dostoevsky, was a Russian novelist, journalist, and short-story writer whose psychological penetration into the human soul had a profound influence on the 20th century novel.

Dostoyevsky was the second son of a former army doctor. He was educated at home and at a private school. Shortly after the death
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