The Street of Crocodiles
The Street of Crocodiles
Bruno Schulz

Translated by Celina Wieniewska
Introduction by Jerzy Ficowski


Darkly comic vignettes of prewar Poland as seen through the prism of Schulz's imagination and beautiful lyricism. Schulz, who wouldn't survive the second World War, was deeply influenced by Kafka and all things fantastic, recreating the mundane observations of one Polish family in a world of odd, alchemical discovery. – Recommended by Eric, City Lights Books

This is a book that I will recommend to anyone and everyone. Schulz's writing is torrential, flooding the page with fantastic imagery in order to tell the experiences of a merchant family. Through this style, mundane details of everyday life become mythic and wondrous revelations. The Street of Crocodiles is a book that sinks into you. —Recommended by Luke, City Lights Books

Title The Street of Crocodiles
Author Bruno Schulz
Translated by Celina Wieniewska
Introduction by Jerzy Ficowski
Publisher Penguin Classics
Title First Published 01 March 1992
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 160 p.
ISBN-10 0140186255
ISBN-13 9780140186253
Publication Date 01 March 1992
Main content page count 160
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $14.00
 


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