Sanatorium under the sign of the hourglass

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Houghton Mifflin, May 1, 1997 - Fiction - 200 pages
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This is the second and final work of Bruno Schulz, the acclaimed Polish writer killed by the Nazis during World War II. In the words of Isaac Bashevis Singer, "What he did in his short life was enough to make him one of the most remarkable writers who ever lived." Weaving myth, fantasy, and reality, Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass, is, to quote Schulz, "an attempt at eliciting the history of a certain family . . . by a search for the mythical sense, the essential core of that history."

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Wonderful, expressive, absurd, often comical and always beautiful. Read full review

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User Review  - Keith - Goodreads

Everything I said in my review of Street of Crocodiles applies here. Indeed, I think it crucial to read these books together. There is no diminution of talent here, it actually increases. “For beauty ... Read full review


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Bruno Schulz, (18921942) 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.

Wieniewska is a widely published editor and translator.

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