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Following the German invasion of the Soviet Union, as a Jew he was forced to live in the ghetto of Drohobycz, but he was temporarily protected by Felix Landau, a Gestapo officer who admired his drawings.

This was a difficult enough task.

The Street of Crocodiles

I was led to this book by Cynthia Ozick because in her book, The Messiah of Stockholm 3 starsshe schhulz a protagonist named Lars Andeming who thinks that he is the son of Bruno Schulz The solids and prisms of that shade darkly honeycombed the ravines of streets, drowning in a warm color here half a street, there a gap between houses. Reality and fantasy or unleashed imagination are in constant flux here, continuously getting in each other’s way.

Scrutinizing one of the buildings more closely, I concluded that before me stood the rear and hitherto unseen side of the gymnasium school. Books by Bruno Schulz. Yet it’s not as if there wasn’t also violent antisemitism then; the dark clouds of history just make one see differently. He must have had access to some unearthly world, full of rich wonderful things, that we, normal mortals, don’t have the chance to get a glimpse of, other than through the writing of Bruno Schulz and gifted writers like him.

An apparently simple narration suddenly turns into a narration with many significance. We quite liked Adela. In search of Cinnamon Shops.

These stories are all told in the first person about his family – mostly his father. The light describes the sun-lit world outside, often described as luminous, that offers up its fruit, vegetables, meat and seafood for consumption.

Even before I thought about everything my family had lost, including their lives, I can still remember that my first reaction was how little shols left of a home when it is destroyed by fire. Aside from another short story collection and a few drawings and brno, that’s all he ever wrote that survived. Nov 16, Janet rated it it was amazing Shelves: Over the years his mural was covered with paint and forgotten. His thrift had served him and our family well, I suppose.


Several pages later though still mid story they marked the paths of scjulz sleepy cosmography, while, in reality, black as soot, they succumbed to a planetary lethargy, as if they had put their heads into the fireplace, the final goal of all those blind flights.

They do, but the reason for this title is not so much the exotic spices that are on sale, or their smell, but the colour of the timber panelling on the walls. I didn’t know why or what for. Demiurge, that great master and artist, made matter invisible, made it disappear under the surface of life. A vanished world, a child’s wavering sense of reality, a street of magic which cannot always be cinnanon and then appears when you’re lost… it is quite the Chagall world, with a darker undertow of contagion and panic, leavened with whimsy.

That would be genuine maturity.

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The gaps that result have to be surmised by the vague guesses and suppositions of review readers and we always offer our sympathy for the predicament they find themselves in, especially if they feel called upon to comment after reading. He calls for “Less matter, more form! Here, alongside the street or deep within gardens, stood picturesque villas, the decorative buildings of the wealthy. Spirit and matter transform mutually into each other; they are alternative forms of that which is.

I was really only reading it because Jonathan Safran Foer’s newest book was inspired by Street of Crocodiles and JSF is my favorite author, so I figured I’d read his favorite story first.

I don’t know how closely they looked at me, but they didn’t try to stop me. Not only the father, but also the outer world is presented in a poetic manner, bordering on surreal: Making esoteric gestures, he showed us old lithographs of evening landscapes, dense nocturnal forests and the avenues of winter parks, looming blackly on white, moonlit pathways.


Slowly the candles burned out in their bottles. What a gift to humanity it would have been if the Nazi officers had just had the decency to shoot each other.

shopd Bless you, Bruno, bless you. I normally place any creative responses to a book at the end of my more analytical review. It was a kind of loggia, connecting by two or three steps to the town square, an offshoot, as it were, of that square, where a shpos items of furniture were arranged on the pavement.

I suspect that this is a book that would reveal more on rereading. Witkacy who were enthralled by the metaphysical aspects of the stories.

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One Saturday morning, I came downstairs, went to the bakery, and when I returned, I noticed somebody sitting in the study with a newspaper. He moved with the many-limbed, complicated movements of a strange ritual in which I recognized with horror an imitation of the ceremonial crawl of a cockroach. Rudy started to tug at my hand, and I realised that we had to go, before it was too late.

Somehow it didn’t seem to have been damaged at all. The whole of matter pulsates with infinite possibilities that send dull shivers through brujo.

Small, dimly glowing lamps shone at the corners. Bruno’s father is shaped as an eccentric, an almost lunatic, constantly taking an interest in peculiar things, such as the long-forgotten rooms where mold and dust had settled, creating a throbbing world that sohps the moment one opens the door. Extra rooms emerge in houses, extra streets appear in the night.

He gave me some coins from the old money tin, and suggested I go to the bakery and buy some pastries for breakfast. Bruno Schulz didn’t survive the combat.