9780811220989

TWO CROCODILES PA

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  • ISBN13:

    9780811220989

  • ISBN10:

    0811220982

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2013-07-17
  • Publisher: NEW DIRECT

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Summary

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 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.

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