BRUNO SCHULZ’S #/THE STREET OF CROCODILES. A Study in Creativity and Neurosis. Bruno Schulz () is one of the most original writers of. The Street of Crocodiles (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin) [Bruno Schulz, Celina Wieniewska, Jerzy Ficowski] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying. Schulz, Bruno: The Street of Crocodiles revd by Cynthia Ozick; illus.

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I also liked “Tailors Dummies” which apparently is really a series of three stories.

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View all 11 comments. Thanks for this blog. It entices us with a thousand sweet, soft, round shapes which it blindly crocodkles up within itself. Still, like all matter, they form part of a process of gradual decline and decay.

The Street of Crocodiles

People and music move between these worlds. Schulz’s earliest literary endeavors can probably be dated back to His father conjures a flock of exotic birds from the pages of a picture book. All the rest of the chapters are also immensely enjoyable. If not for Huxley – recommended by an English teacher at school – I’d have remained a working class racist, sexist homophobe, would never have smoked haxixe, gone on to study philosophy, met my children’s mother If you’re into stuff like this, you can read the full review.

No matter who had been home for dinner, we all gathered for an hour or so before going to bed. I think they had intended to clear the whole neighbourhood, and rebuild new residences there, but when I returned eighteen months later after the war had ended, nothing had changed.

The Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Schulz

It joins the ranks of my immortal loves. The stories are of birds’ eggs, bicycles, impassioned rants by the character’s father about the all-powerful evil of the Gnostic Demiurge and croxodiles ethical treatment of tailors’ dummies.


Bruno Schulz was shot to death in broad daylight by the Nazis in for walking home with a loaf of bread through an ‘Aryan’ cricodiles. 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. For instance, Schulz in six or eight pages creates a story that resembles and gives the same effect as Kafka’s Metamorphosis.

And when the ribbons break off, they float away on the breeze, looping and dipping in arabesques across a papery sky, spelling out stories, one stranger than the next, stories for then, stories for now, stories for ever Jul 21, Tara rated it it was amazing Shelves: The stories are full of symbolism, allusions and surreal dream logic, and I enjoyed the wildest flights of fancy most.

See all 31 reviews. In the background are the other people around the Bruno Schulz, loner from Drogobych as he was named, in this collection of short stories, impressions actually, evokes that distant land called childhood. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Still, the comparisons you make support it. When Schulz was murdered at the age of fifty, shot by a Nazi soldier, the world lost a truly unique stree. He must have had access to some unearthly world, full of rich wonderful things, that we, normal mortals, don’t have the chance to get a glimpse of, other than through the writing of Bfuno Schulz and gifted writers like him. Darkness over comes the light, finally. What a strange union of matter and mind!


The Street of Crocodiles and Other Stories Reader’s Guide

They do, but the reason for this title is not so much the exotic spices that are on sale, or their smell, but the colour of the timber panelling on the walls. There is a beginning, a middle, and an end, yes, but the writing is best described as delirious, hypnotic, dreamlike. It becomes The Book of Books.

He was a shy and lonely bachelor who was shot to death by the Nazis in Visiting Poland in search of its Jewish past is a dispiriting experience. Sep 18, Audrey rated it really liked it.

They were as surprised as I was when I told them what had happened the following days. Whether the attention he gets from Emil has a desirable outcome is unclear. Schulz was a Polish Jew shot by the Nazis in At some point, the child is even convinced that his father had metamorphosed into a stuffed condor, echoing the absolutely gorgeous recount of the latter’s passion for exotic birds, which were raised in the attic – one of my favorite parts of the book.

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He lives deep inside his own imagination, “almost completely rid of bodily needs This ritual lasted well over an hour