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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Bobok (1873) is a fantastic short tale by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Its narrator is Ivan Ivanovich.

First published in the non-fiction collection A Writer's Diary, it was published by Penguin Classics in 1966, translated by Jessie Coulson.

In some regions of Poland like Silesia or Great Poland, children are mock threatened with bebok (babok, bobok), a bogeyman-like creature from old Polish legends.

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