The Street of Crocodiles and Other Stories (Penguin Classics)
The collected fiction of "one of the most original imaginations in modern Europe" (Cynthia Ozick) Bruno Schulz's untimely death at the hands of a Nazi stands as one of the great losses to modern literature. During his lifetime, his work found little critical regard, but word of his remarkable... show more
The collected fiction of "one of the most original imaginations in modern Europe" (Cynthia Ozick) Bruno Schulz's untimely death at the hands of a Nazi stands as one of the great losses to modern literature. During his lifetime, his work found little critical regard, but word of his remarkable talents gradually won him an international readership. This volume brings together his complete fiction, including three short stories and his final surviving work, Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass. Illustrated with Schulz's original drawings, this edition beautifully showcases the distinctive surrealist vision of one of the twentieth century's most gifted and influential writers.
Publish date: March 25th 2008
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
I hate to abandon this with so many good reviews, but the writing was overly ornate to the point of distraction.