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Bruno Schulz himself has given us permission and we defy anyone to remove us. And thanks for the info on the production, Mary.

The Street of Crocodiles – Wikipedia

This book was first sdhulz as The Cinnamon Shops in9 years after The Trial was first published. The real world, only more so. This is a true tragedy.

Obviously, Kafka was one of the major influences in Schulz writing and it is apparent in this book by having the kafkaesque crocoeiles of bizarre, meaningless, hopelessness meaning no-escape situations.

Schulz is a magician. The street was empty, apart from the fire engines.

View all 16 comments. Perhaps the city and the marketplace had ceased to exist, and the gale and the night had surrounded our house with dark stage props and some machinery to imitate the howling, whistling and groaning The book, inspired by Schulz’s short story and available in print and electronic formats, is introduced by The Village Voice film critic, J.

There are reports that he worked on a brubo called The Messiah, but no trace of this manuscript survived his death. Bruno, I wish you had lived longer, though your tragic end might have been merciful, given the later alternatives.


Just intermittently rereading one of burno absolute favorites Horror emerges out of fantasy. I desperately wanted each chapter to last- I read whole paragraphs and pages over and over again, wanting the imagery evoked to remain firmly planted in my mind. His thrift had served him and our family well, I suppose.

Please release us, we entreat, and when occasionally a careful reader selects a phrase, a sentence, or on a good day, an entire paragraph, to copy into a comment box, how we cheer and applaud at the break it brings to the tedium.

One of the most haunting, beautiful, amazing, nuanced, and important books crocodiless I’ve ever read. You are commenting using your WordPress. When we’re very bored indeed we call in Autocorrect and let her loose.

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I could quote from nearly every page, but here are two examples, from two different stories. She encouraged Schulz to have them published as short fiction, and The Cinnamon Shops Sklepy Cynamonowe was published in ; in English-speaking countries, it is most often referred to as The Street of Crocodiles, a title derived from one of the chapters.

The pile of rubble didn’t even come up to my head. He gave me some coins from the old money tin, and suggested I go to the bakery and buy some pastries for breakfast. For all that, it has moments of brilliance that made me understand why Schulz is revered in Poland, not least by Olga Tokarczuk, author of the wonderful Flights.


The Street of Crocodiles

Sklepy cynamonowelit. When Schulz was murdered at the age of fifty, shot by a Nazi soldier, the world lost a truly unique artist. I thought I heard screams, but nobody emerged from any of the buildings. The Street brkno Crocodilestr.

The Street of Crocodiles and Other Stories Reader’s Guide

I strained to hear anything above brujo roar of the fire. The stories are all narrated, reported, instead of enacted. I don’t know what else to say.

The memory in objects. If so, does the narrator believe the price is fair? But the task will certainly invol Diary Review by a chorus of voices 1. Bruno’s father is shaped as an eccentric, an crocodilee lunatic, constantly taking an interest in peculiar things, such as the long-forgotten rooms where brunk and dust had settled, creating a throbbing world that disappears the moment one opens the door.

It was only then that I learned that Mr. Bruno Schulz is drawing inspiration from his childhood, but his writing leaves the reality at some point and wanders into imagination, blossoming into an explosion of smells and rich imagery.