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:
a police informer (found in part three)
an inferior legal practitioner prone to dubious practices (found in part five)
an indecisive and cowardly person (found in part five)
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!
SOURCE: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky (translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky)
REFERENCE: Merriam Webster Dictionary