The Street of Crocodiles

The Street of Crocodiles

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by Bruno Schulz
     
 

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The Street of Crocodiles in the Polish city of Drogobych is a street of memories and dreams where recollections of Bruno Schulz's uncommon boyhood and of the eerie side of his merchant family's life are evoked in a startling blend of the real and the fantastic. Most memorable - and most chilling - is the portrait of the author's father, a maddened shopkeeper who… See more details below

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The Street of Crocodiles in the Polish city of Drogobych is a street of memories and dreams where recollections of Bruno Schulz's uncommon boyhood and of the eerie side of his merchant family's life are evoked in a startling blend of the real and the fantastic. Most memorable - and most chilling - is the portrait of the author's father, a maddened shopkeeper who imports rare birds' eggs to hatch in his attic, who believes tailors' dummies should be treated like people, and whose obsessive fear of cockroaches causes him to resemble one. Bruno Schulz, a Polish Jew killed by the Nazis in 1942, is considered by many to have been the leading Polish writer between the two world wars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140186253
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/01/1992
Series:
Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
272,269
Product dimensions:
5.11(w) x 7.72(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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