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The Street of Crocodiles and Other Stories - Bruno Schulz, Celina Wieniewska, Jerzy Ficowski, Jonathan Safran Foer
The Street of Crocodiles and Other Stories
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The Street of Crocodiles in the Polish city of Drogobych is a street of memories and dreams where recollections of Bruno Schulz's uncommon boyhood and of the eerie side of his merchant family's life are evoked in a startling blend of the real and the fantastic. Most memorable - and most chilling... show more
The Street of Crocodiles in the Polish city of Drogobych is a street of memories and dreams where recollections of Bruno Schulz's uncommon boyhood and of the eerie side of his merchant family's life are evoked in a startling blend of the real and the fantastic. Most memorable - and most chilling - is the portrait of the author's father, a maddened shopkeeper who imports rare birds' eggs to hatch in his attic, who believes tailors' dummies should be treated like people, and whose obsessive fear of cockroaches causes him to resemble one. Bruno Schulz, a Polish Jew killed by the Nazis in 1942, is considered by many to have been the leading Polish writer between the two world wars.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140186253 (0140186255)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 335
Edition language: English
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Susan Budd
Susan Budd rated it
5.0 The Dream City of Bruno Schulz
Bruno Schulz had an imagination like no one else. His metaphors, similes, and personifications whirl the reader through a cosmos as vivid and surreal as Van Gogh’s “Starry Night.” His characters prophesy like the enigmatic beings that inhabit the pages of William Blake. At once fiction and nonfictio...
Literatka kawy.
Literatka kawy. rated it
3.5 Sanatorium pod Klepsydrą
To był błąd. Ponieważ dopiero skończyłam czytać jedną książkę o Rosji a właśnie czeka na mnie lektura Akunina, zdecydowałam się przedzielić obie pozycje jakąś inną książką. Mój wzrok padł na półkę, skąd smutnie spoglądał na mnie egzemplarz połączonych Sklepów cynamonowych i Sanatorium pod Klepsydr...
Bright and Shiny Shiny
Bright and Shiny Shiny rated it
0.0
Street of Crocodiles is a very haunting book, and the author's life story is even more bizarre. He was an artist and writer living in a Poland in 1941 under the occupation of the Nazis. He was kept alive because a particular officer liked his art. However, he was murdered by another officer when he ...
Bright and Shiny Shiny
Bright and Shiny Shiny rated it
0.0 The Street of Crocodiles and Other Stories
Street of Crocodiles is a very haunting book, and the author's life story is even more bizarre. He was an artist and writer living in a Poland in 1941 under the occupation of the Nazis. He was kept alive because a particular officer liked his art. However, he was murdered by another officer when he ...
Randolph "Dilda" Carter
Randolph "Dilda" Carter rated it
4.0 The Street of Crocodiles and Other Stories
This book is either a novel, or more likely, a collection of semi-interconnected stories, some more connected than others. Joseph, his father, and sister Adela are recurring characters. In general people react with seemingly normal responses to things only to wander into surreal Shandean digressio...
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