Short story: “Lawyer Kraykowski’s Dancer”
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“Lawyer Kraykowski’s Dancer” (“Tancerz mecenasa Kraykowskiego”), by Witold Gombrowicz, translated (I think) by Bill Johnson
Written in 1926; first published in the collection Memoirs from a Time of Immaturity in 1933, also in the revised collection Bacacay/Bakakaj in 1957; Johnson’s translation of that collection published in 2004 by Archipelago Books (buy here); read excellently, as always, in Miette’s Bedtime Story Podcast
4,037 words in English
That was bizarre and twisted and I loved it.
I can smell Dostoyevsky in here somewhere.