The Crocodile

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Written in 1865, this satire on the Russian radical left concerns Ivan Matveich, a civil servant who goes to see a crocodile on show as a foreign curiosity. Ivan is swallowed whole but survives to carry on preaching socialism from the monster’s belly. Translated, with an introduction by SD Cioran.

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The Crocodile

The Crocodile

An Extraordinary Event, or a Show in the Arcade, The True Story of How a Certain Gentleman of Familiar Age and Familiar Appearance was Swallowed Alive by the Arcade Crocodile, Completely, and Utterly, and What Came Out

Paperback96pp177x125mm

9781468301540     Product Code: 507241

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Written in 1865, this satire on the Russian radical left concerns Ivan Matveich, a civil servant who goes to see a crocodile on show as a foreign curiosity. Ivan is swallowed whole but survives to carry on preaching socialism from the monster’s belly. Translated, with an introduction by SD Cioran.

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