Pejorative Pie: Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment

Here it is: the first installment of Pejorative Pie. Here you’ll find the best slander from the most recent book I’ve read. That’s right: all the kings and queens of calumny from books I’ve just read. Don’t like it? Detest my selections or general taste in literature?

DEVIL TAKE YOU, MY FEATHERBRAINED FRIEND!

Here’s the vilest vilification, the meanest mudslinging, from Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment:

STOOL PIGEON

a police informer (found in part three)

PETTIFOGGER

an inferior legal practitioner prone to dubious practices (found in part five)

MILKSOP

an indecisive and cowardly person (found in part five)

FANFARON

braggart (found in part six)

So take that! But don’t skip to part five, even if that is where most of the damnedest defamation goes down. You’ll miss far, far too much (including that wonderful drunkard Marmeladov).

Until next time!

–AM


SOURCE: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky (translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky)

REFERENCE: Merriam Webster Dictionary

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2 responses to “Pejorative Pie: Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment

  1. Such creativity in these. I may have to borrow some.

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