Kozma Prutkov

KOZMA PRUTKOV was a literary persona created by Aleksey Tolstoy (the primary contributor), Lev Zhemchuzhnikov, Alexander Beydeman, Lev Latorio, and Pyotr Yershov. Their creation’s supposed works were published in the journals Sovremennik (“The Contemporary”) and Iskra (“The Spark”) during the 1850s and 1860s.


Uncommon Wisdom (16: Wisdom and Wit)
Leaves Have Withered (40: Fall)

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