The street of crocodiles and other stories

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Penguin Books, Mar 25, 2008 - Fiction - 335 pages
The collected fiction of “one of the most original imaginations in modern Europe” (Cynthia Ozick)

Bruno Schulz’s untimely death at the hands of a Nazi stands as one of the great losses to modern literature. During his lifetime, his work found little critical regard, but word of his remarkable talents gradually won him an international readership. This volume brings together his complete fiction, including three short stories and his final surviving work, Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass. Illustrated with Schulz’s original drawings, this edition beautifully showcases the distinctive surrealist vision of one of the twentieth century’s most gifted and influential writers.

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I enjoyed Shultz's imaginative portrayal of his childhood and insane father. He definitely had a skill for using metaphors and similes which were very colorful and unique. It is not necessarily a ... Read full review

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If Bruno Schulz were a painter he would be an impressionist. His ability to create evocative imagery should take a back seat to no one. And in this sense, he is a writer's writer. Anyone who enjoys ... Read full review



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Bruno Schulz, (1892–1942) wrote stories, assorted criticism, and a lost work thought to be called The Messiah.
Jonathan Safran Foer is the bestselling author of Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.
David A. Goldfarb taught for eight years in the Slavic department at Barnard College, Columbia University.
Celina Wieniewska is an award-winning translator.

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