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The Street of Crocodiles and Other Stories

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ISBN13: 9780143105145
ISBN10: 0143105140
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The collected fiction of "one of the most original imaginations in modern Europe" (Cynthia Ozick)

Bruno Schulz's untimely death at the hands of a Nazi stands as one of the great losses to modern literature. During his lifetime, his work found little critical regard, but word of his remarkable talents gradually won him an international readership. This volume brings together his complete fiction, including three short stories and his final surviving work, Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass. Illustrated with Schulz's original drawings, this edition beautifully showcases the distinctive surrealist vision of one of the twentieth century's most gifted and influential writers.

About the Author

Bruno Schulz, (1892-1942) wrote stories, assorted criticism, and a lost work thought to be called The Messiah.

Jonathan Safran Foer is the bestselling author of Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

David A. Goldfarb taught for eight years in the Slavic department at Barnard College, Columbia University.

Celina Wieniewska is an award-winning translator.

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cccatcameron, January 4, 2012 (view all comments by cccatcameron)
In the 2008 Penguin Edition, a forward by Jonathan Safran Foer quotes Kafka: "A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside of us,". Foer goes on to say, "Schultz's two slim books (The Street of Crocodiles, Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass) are the sharpest axes I have ever come across."

Bruno Schultz is a true master of imagination and cuts to the core of the human condition. His writing is not always "comfortable", yet his melding of fantastical and visceral language will cut to the core of the reader, and his work possesses the rare quality of becoming an experience which has the power to invoke lasting change in his audience. His are stories that will stick with you, and call you back.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780143105145
Author:
Schulz, Bruno
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Translator:
Wieniewska, Celina
Foreword by:
Foer, Jonathan Safran
Foreword:
Foer, Jonathan Safran
Author:
Wieniewska, Celina
Author:
Foer, Jonathan Safran
Author:
Goldfarb, David
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Poland
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.70x5.12x.66 in. .57 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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