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The Street of Crocodiles and Other Stories

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  • Posted September 20, 2010

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    The Street of Crocodiles

    Alas poor Bruno Schulz. Had he been allowed to live the world would not be deprived of his surreal genius. Sadly, a Nazi ended Mr. Schulz's life and we will simply have to treasure what little he left behind. This book includes his novellas 'The Street of Crocodiles' (originally published as 'The Cinnamon Shops'), 'Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass' and a few short stories. Trying to describe Schulz' writing is akin to describing a dream. I can simply say that this is easily one of the best books I've ever read. However, I'm not ashamed to admit that there were many parts where I felt like I didn't quite understand what was going on; in this rare case, I'm quite okay with that. Some sections are very straightforward and easy to comprehend, while others can be quite vague, even metaphysical in a sense. I for one am eager to re-read the book though, so as to better understand it. I can already tell it will be one of those books that will be different with every reading. For readers who are not intimidated by the abstract, surreal and downright labyrinthine this book will find a place in your heart.

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