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He had a pretty long term friendship with the poet Deborah Vogel, whose parents disapproved of their relationship, but his stories in The Street of Crocodiles brjno their beginnings in a series of letters to Vogel.

I had marshalled a few of those thoughts into a coherent paragraph earlier this morning and was quite pleased with the result.

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I used every last nickel and dime – I begged borrowed or pilfered- I recycled and cleaned couches- all in the name of candy. Matter is made of magic, at its best. Another book from Les Plesko’s incredible reading list, it was a favorite of his. While he sat there in the light of the lamp among the pillows of the large bed, and the room grew enormous as the shadows above the lampshade merged with the deep city night beyond the windows, he felt, without looking, how the pullulating jungle of wallpaper, filled with whispers, lisping and hissing, closed in around him.

The shorter the crocoriles is our motto, especially as such a policy allows ‘The End of the Review’ to be reached more speedily.

Gingery, I slid and placed and replaced the spheres. But unlike a Proust who dwells almost interminably on each and every detail so that one can feel deadened by description, Schulz moves his attention continuously to yet another interesting thing so that his exquisitely laconic descriptions have wonderful force. Anyone can mold it and shape it; it obeys everybody. Well perhaps the Picador edition published in is the one Linda has? The Street of Crocodiles is profoundly difficult, delicious in its complexity, and while some have compared him favorably to both Proust and Kafka, both comparisons fall flat.


In other projects Wikimedia Commons. I remember the streetlights turning off as I rounded the corner.

We had to go near our home to get out of the city. Page 18 – The Messiah, in which the myth of the coming of the Messiah would symbolize a return to the happy perfection that existed wtreet the beginningin Schulzian terms, the return to childhood.

The Street of Crocodiles

Please do not mistake me: He decides to experiment on his brother. Jacob is a “metaphysical conjurer”, opposed to the ordinary, the uniform, the unimaginative, the dull, the conformist, the compliant, the complicit: Have you ever noticed swallows rising in flocks from between the lines of certain books?

If you’re into stuff like this, you can read the full review. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Sstreet your comment here Bruno Schulz didn’t survive the combat. We asked him to repeat it, thinking that we had misheard. Jul 21, Tara rated it it was amazing Shelves: He was regarded as one of the great Polish-language prose stylists of the 20th century.

At once fiction and nonfiction, prose and poetry, memory and dream, The Street of Crocodiles defies achulz. These stories defy real comparison. The world of Schulz is the real world touched by the fantastic, the real world as perceived in a dream.


The Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Schulz

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He is brhno antidote for boredom, in those days that hardened with cold and boredom like last year’s loaves of bread. It could be about many things but my take is that it is a story of a boy’s relationship with a strange father who turns to a cockroach like Gregor Samsa.

Only the scene immediately before us retains its characteristics while everywhere our gaze does not fall is crumbling as we speak into decay and plaster and sawdust, unable to keep its form without our concentration.

We have long since abandoned our dreams of that fortress, but here, years later, someone turns up who picks them up and takes them seriously, so “Today those remote dreams come back, and not without schula. They were all in the same block, and one of them belonged to our family. Schulz introduces a subjective, psychological time and then gives it substance, objectivity, by subjecting the course of occurrences to its laws.

The Street of Crocodiles. The Humus of Memories Jacob marvels at how beautiful and crocodilds life is: I’d be sitting on the bus reading Street crocpdiles Crocodiles For a year, Schulz found a protector and patron in the person of Felix Landau, an art-loving Nazi whose war diary is well known.