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User Review  - stef7sa - LibraryThing

This one started off very well with spectactularly rich prose full of well chosen baroque metaphores. About halfway it tended to become repetitious and the stories were without plot, becoming a type ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lynsey2 - LibraryThing

This is a collection of stories about the narrator's childhood. The stories revolve primarily around his father, mother and housekeeper. The thing that struck me immediately while reading these was ... Read full review

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User Review  - BayardUS - LibraryThing

Novels where authors put their childhood on paper usually have no plot nor resolution, and the characters are oftentimes just the archetypes of family members, as shown through the interpretive lenses ... Read full review

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This gem ("Cinnamon Shops") is known in English as "The Street of Crocodiles" but though the translation is good it's a pretty long stretch from the original. It's a poem in a novella form that is unique and gives much enjoyment at a slow pace. Let your imagination loose into the author’s fantastic forays, soaring above his daily material world. Everyday observations immediately burst into a dream world. 

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