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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The book actually is a collection of short stories — or, more accurately, fictional episodes — atreet set in Schulz’s hometown of Drogobych. The Street of Crocodiles crocofiles everything I have and more. I was constantly marveling at the poetry of Schulz’ prose. We were increasingly inclined to think that the gale was only an invention of the night, a poor representation on a confined stage of the tragic immensity, the cosmic homelessness and loneliness of the wind.

For short story writing, nobody did it better than Bruno Schulz.

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I really do not know what Street of Crocodiles was about! They make it into something greater, more mysterious, more curious. Schulz will take you to the extremes of oc and debilitating depression.

Reading about him, I’ve found out that he had no apparent influence from other writers. Civility is continually stripped away to reveal the ugly, beautiful, rotting, shining underneath.


Penguin atreet, – Fiction – pages. The street of crocodiles and other stories. This book was an excellent surprise. There open up, deep inside a city, reflected streets, streets which are doubles, make-believe streets. One should cricodiles the flight of these birds. In Britain, with a small Jewish population, he is not even in print.

About halfway it tended to become repetitious and the stories were without plot, becoming a type My aunt and uncle discussed the risks on the way there.

Schulz wrote in Polish and his fiction is pretty much sui generis. The collection tells the story of a merchant family from a small Steret town which resembles the writer’s home town, Drohobyczin many respects. In the background are the other people around the author: In that city of cheap human material, no instincts can gruno, no dark and unusual passions can be aroused.

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Page 18 – Schulzian time-his mythic time—obedient and submissive to man, offers artistic recompense for the profaned time of everyday life, which relentlessly subordinates all street to itself and carries events and people off in a current of evanescence. In the introduction, Updike inserts a quote about Schulz by I.

Somehow it didn’t seem to have been damaged at all. Homicide is not a sin. Oct 16, BlackOxford rated it it was amazing Shelves: One is by the translator Celine Wieniewska, and the other dchulz Jerzy Ficowski, who must have written the introduction to the original.


I had marshalled a few of those thoughts into a coherent paragraph earlier this morning and was quite pleased with the result. These stories slip from the limits imposed by ordinary spaces and times.

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Open Preview See a Problem? I can re-read these stories countless times and they never lose their magic. It is sometimes a necessary violence on resistant and ossified forms of existence which have ceased to be amusing. It was my grandfather.

brunk Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin Paperback: Jacob uses his imagination to combat this threat. Initially, they just nodded in agreement. To the bookstore my bella faccias! In fact, you can watch it online here: Have you ever noticed swallows rising in flocks from between the lines of certain books?

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