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I always ran after the sled and climbed back on to watch with slitted eyes for low hanging tree limbs to duck and to be prepared to pull my snagged coat loose from the srreet, brittle bushes overhanging the road. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

Crocodkles becomes The Book of Books. Its childlike-ness is far nearer the essence of the book than the fetishy foot-in-the-face of the Penguin choice. Please do not mistake me: The following passages highlight three dream elements in The Street of Crocodiles.

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Both Poles and Israelis have claimed Bruno Schultz in the competition for national identity. But real late at night, when I’m past the point of tired and back to wide awake, only punch-drunk, then I can become fully enveloped in this world. In it was 70 per cent Jewish, in50 per cent Jewish and by 0 per cent Jewish. Obviously, Kafka was one of the major influences in Schulz writing and it is apparent in this book by having the kafkaesque elements of bizarre, meaningless, hopelessness meaning no-escape situations.


Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Each day, they let me visit our home. Imagine how dumb I felt. The manuscript has been missing since then and that was the springboard that Ozick used in her novel.

Your review sums it up in exactly the way that I imagined it.

The Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Schulz

Another book from Brkno Plesko’s incredible reading list, it was a favorite of his. Many of my favourite European-style restaurants ot cafes share this cinnamon appearance. However, this time, I’ll reverse the order, so that the review doesn’t pre-empt what I was trying to achieve with the story.

I was right and wrong: Notify me of new comments via email. Bruno, I wish you had lived longer, though your tragic end might have been merciful, given the later alternatives.

Demiurge, that great master and artist, made matter invisible, made it schlz under the surface of life. The introduction is by John Updike. By the time I returned to the corner with our pastries, they had blocked the street.

The Street of Crocodiles and Other Stories Reader’s Guide

Someone else mentioned the Writers from the Other Europe series upthread — it looks like a fascinating list. In terms o This book. This was just his first collection of stories I read, not one of the editions that confusingly combines it with Sanatorium Under the Hourglass while still using the earlier title.


The language adopted by Schulz is rich and unique, marked by various eccentric sequences of metaphors. Paperbackpages.

Direct access to what really happened is impossible, tbe makes the question of what is believable irrelevant. In the center of the stories lies Schulz’ father, an almost surreal character, who gradually acquires the traits of a mythological being, wandering freely from reality into the fantastical realm.

Email required Address never made public. He surrounds himself with old junk and oddities. It is a book worth rereading, with torrents of images, full of poetry, the little known work of a soul that was gifted, articulate, lonely and full of light.

He lived in Drogobych all his life, being a recluse; he worked as a teacher of drawing and had a few friends, who had no idea of his literary aspirations.

View all 17 comments. I tried not to look at them. His face seemed like the breath of a face — a smudge which an unknown passerby had left in the air. Having discarded his complicated personality, in which at one time he had lost himself, he found at last the purity of a uniform and straightforward guiding principle to which he was subjected from now on.