The Street of Crocodiles
The Street of Crocodiles in the Polish city of Drogobych is a street of memories and dreams where recollections of Bruno Schulz's uncommon boyhood and of the eerie side of his merchant family's life are evoked in a startling blend of the real and the fantastic. Most memorable - and most chilling - is the portrait of the author's father, a maddened shopkeeper who imports rare birds' eggs to hatch in his attic, who believes tailors' dummies should be treated like people, and whose obsessive fear of cockroaches causes him to resemble one. Bruno Schulz, a Polish Jew killed by the Nazis in 1942, is considered by many to have been the leading Polish writer between the two world wars.
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Review: The Street of CrocodilesUser Review - Matthew - Goodreads
The perfect musty little volume to purchase for a dollar in the lower reaches of the Pike Place market in Seattle. His writing took a little getting used to. Since I was expecting something similar to ... Read full review
Review: The Street of CrocodilesUser Review - Daniel - Goodreads
A labyrinth of sentences permeating the pages. Schulz's collection of shorts are unique and poetic, but seemed overladen with turgid metaphors and confusing images. The entire story is set in a dreamy ... Read full review