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The Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Schulz

They were all in the same block, and one of them belonged to our family. This could get tiring at times, because his stories never let me breath and slack, but kept requiring my ever-present attention. The principal difference—and the reason that I do Schulz a disservice—is because this book has authentic pain throughout.

As we enter my favorite season, the target of Schulz’s fevered obsession, I can no longer think of summer as anything other than a season of torpor. In a word, his strset is incredible.

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A volume of Bruno Schulz stories is like an impossibly delicious and ornate gateau; it’s impossible to eat the whole thing at once. Despite what I may have said in the last few paragraphs… What this book is not: Why does the narrator then say that his father is a condor?

John, you might strdet enjoy it because the central character is a book reviewer accused of being too much interested in Central European fiction. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

A Brothers Quay stop-motion animation, Street of Crocodilesis based on the book. Trivia About The Street of Cro She controls and threatens the Father, on one occasion freeing all of the birds he has collected in the attic, driving them away with her broom. These buildings are not brand new.

Typically for great writing, the subject is secondary to inseparable from the treatment. They waited with attention, and crocodils on the silent idol, which was difficult to please.

The Street of Crocodiles

I expect that this difference of opinion is, in part, responsible for the Structuralist notion that the author is dead! Edgy, balletic and charged with a vertigo-inducing energy — it felt like being dropped into the world of the book. I’d be sitting on the Bruno Schulz has some of the most beautiful writing I’ve ever read.

Jun 14, Bilal Y. Thanks for the comments everyone.


No eBook available Penguin. I wish my own literature syllabus had had such energising stuff in it. Open Preview See a Problem? I discovered Bruno Schulz through an amazing short story by contemporary author Helen Maryles Shankman. I was raised by a sugar-free bran loving mother. Bruno Schulz was shot to death in broad daylight by the Nazis in for walking home with a loaf of bread through an ‘Aryan’ neighborhood.

Joy and pain issues forth from this magic. This was the title of the collection when it first appeared. It sometimes happens that August has passed, and yet the old thick trunk of summer continues by force of habit to produce and from its moldered wood grows those crab-days, weed-days, sterile and stupid, added as an afterthought; stunted, empty, useless days —white days, permanently astonished and quite unnecessary.

He wrote in English? On a heap of discarded junk of old saucepans, abandoned single shoes, and chunks of plaster, stood a bed, painted green, propped up on two bricks where one leg was missing.