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I was led to this book by Cynthia Ozick because in her book, The Messiah of Stockholm 3 starsshe has a protagonist named Lars Andeming who thinks that he is the son of Bruno Schulz There are just so many other books I’d rather feast my eyes upon. After a while, as I had become accustomed to, I said, “OK, it’s time we all went off to bed. As to the length of ‘The End of the Review’, we are more flexible on that point since everyone agrees that ‘the ending’ is the most important part of any piece of writing.

Schulz is like one who awakens in a dream.

Whatever the tragedy of losing both the author and his novel, it makes us doubly fortunate that we still have “The Street of Crocodiles”. First published in Polish, the collection was translated into English by Celina Wieniewska in Nice quote from Linda vrocodiles.

In Britain, with a small Jewish population, he is not even in print. 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.

At a very early age, Schulz developed an interest in the arts. This experience is repeated again and again throughout the stories as the things people generally seek to discard become instead things of tsreet. He preferred not to leave his provincial hometown, which over the course of his life belonged to four countries. If so, does the narrator believe the price is fair?

I was like a skipping record player with some sentences, there were momentary mantras and autistic mumblings. It was my grandfather.

The Street of Crocodiles and Other Stories Reader’s Guide

I quickly became restless. It all may seem rather nonsensical, but once you get crocodilez a groove with these tales, it all has a perfect dream logic, in a way. See 2 questions about The Street of Crocodiles…. There open up, deep inside a city, reflected streets, streets which are doubles, make-believe streets. One should read the flight of these birds.

He was unmarried, had no children, and lived all of his life in Drohobych. Jan 25, Maya rated it liked it Shelves: Sitting here, the air still warm from the buno already set, my memories of the crumbling crocodilrs surrounded in vines triggered my memory of Schulz’s summers: It can go either way, into light or darkness, but it is magic, either way.

Only the scene immediately before us retains its characteristics while everywhere our gaze does not fall is crumbling as we speak into decay and plaster and sawdust, unable to keep its form without our co This book is completely delirious.

His father conjures a flock of exotic birds from the pages of a picture book. When we’re very bored indeed we call in Autocorrect and let her loose. Although this didn’t take me as long to read as the dates above may suggest: This review is only for The Street of Crocodiles – the remaining four stories will be added when read. Email required Address never made public. Every inanimate object is alive in some horrid, pulsing way: Large painted masks with puffed-up cheeks floated in a huge expanse of canvas.

The role of the demiurge in the forging of reality. We, on the contrary, love its creaking, its resistance, its clumsiness.

Although the darkness and light is grounded in reality, there is a sense in which it is metaphorical, even metaphysical, and in this way it seems to be prescient of the horror of the Holocaust. There will of course be plenty of shelving for all to climb and perch upon. Trivia About The Street of Cro