The Polish Jewish writer Bruno Schulz described Sanatorium Under the Schulz’s first book, The Street of Crocodiles (Cinnamon Shops in the. XXXVI, No. 2, ? The Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences. ANDREAS SCHONLE. CINNAMON SHOPS BY BRUNO SCHULZ: THE APOLOGY. The Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Schulz Lalka by Bolesław Prus Quo Vadis by Cinnamon Shops may suggest: in among the glittering decorations are also, .

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He was discovered by an admirer of his writing, a Nazi Gestapo officer named Felix Landau. The sky had opened up that night its bewitching internal mechanism, like a silver astrolabe.

Some people truly know how to give gifts. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Slowly the candles burned out in their bottles. Dec 07, Gustavo Offely rated it it was amazing. This excess is wasted. The air breathed with some secret spring, the inexpressible purity of snow and violets. The manuscript has been missing sinc I was led to this book by Cynthia Ozick because in her book, The Messiah of Stockholm 3 starsshe has a protagonist named Lars Andeming who thinks that he is the son of Bruno Schulz If you wish to see more of my most recent book and movie reviews, visit http: Growing bored, holding sleepy conversations, we had usually to wait a long time for the professor to arrive.


When I try to read these stories during the day, I can spend several minutes on each page, desperate to not miss a single clever turn of phrase. A coachman leaned out from his high seat.

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The enticing arrangements of an intersection arise, of convoluted progress along some untried cross street. For instance, the first act of barking of a puppy – can there be anything interesting to describe it? View all 17 comments.

I don’t get it. These stories slip from the limits imposed by ordinary spaces and times.

I decided to walk to my uncle’s home. He schukz deep inside his own imagination, “almost completely rid of bodily needs There will of course be plenty of shelving for all to climb and perch upon.

A strange and magical experience. The Street of Crocodiles is a weird and wondrous book. The horse skidded and struggled to pull the carriage, all of its ligatures screeching. Please read this book. This later quote is the opening line of the story “Cinnamon Shops”.

For all that, it has moments of brilliance that made me understand why Schulz is revered in Poland, not least by Olga Tokarczuk, author of the wonderful Flights. I was hoping to steal unnoticed through the building and leave by the front gate, thus taking a magnificent shortcut. Still, within the enchantment of his imagination, Jacob has a kingdom and a throne, that together constitute a sovereign magic, although this too is bound to be taken away from him.


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This rare astronaut; this martyred martian. At last we came to a standstill. The effect is not unlike that of Borges in the osmotic passage from the real of the quotidian to the hyper-real of imagination. Nor is this magical realism, for elements of fantasy do not truly invade the real world.

The distortions of reality—of time and space—are distortions imposed by the mind of the observer. It sat on my book shelf for a couple years til a couple months ago.

I expected the stories to flesh out these images. But this time, it began differently.