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    DescriptionThe collected fiction of one of the most original imaginations in modern Europe (Cynthia Ozick) Bruno Schulzs 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 Schulzs original drawings, this edition beautifully showcases the distinctive surrealist vision of one of the twentieth centurys most gifted and influential writers.


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    Title
    The Street of Crocodiles and Other Stories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bruno Schulz
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 335
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780143105145
    ISBN 10: 0143105140
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: SST, CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FYB
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 30
    DC21: 891.8537
    B&T Approval Code: A24361550
    LC classification: PG7158.S294 A28 2008
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000, FIC019000
    BISAC region code: 1.6.4.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: FBC, FYB
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, frontispiece
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Australia
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Australia
    Publication date
    25 March 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Hawthorn
    Review quote
    "Every time I open his books, I'm amazed anew to discover how this writer, a single human being who rarely left his home town, created for us an entire world, an alternate dimension of reality. . . . His [stories] create a fantastic universe, a private mythology of one family, and are written in a language that brims with life, a language that is itself the main character of the stories and is the only dimension in which they could possibly exist. . . . On every page, life [is] raging, exploding with vitality, suddenly worthy of its name." -David Grossman, "The New Yorker" "A masterpiece of comic writing; grave yet dignified, domestically plain yet poetic, exultant and forgiving, marvelously inventive, shy, and never raw." -"The New York Review of Books" "Bruno Schulz was one of the great writers, one of the great transmogrifiers of the world into words. . . . [His] verbal art strikes us-stuns us, even-with its overload of beauty." -John Updike "One of the most original imaginations in modern Europe." -Cynthia Ozick "Schulz cannot be easily classified. He can be called a surrealist, a symbolist, an expressionist, a modernist. . . . He wrote sometimes like Kafka, sometimes like Proust, and at times succeeded in reaching depths that neither of them reached. . . . If Schulz had been allowed to live out his life, he might have given us untold treasures, but what he did in his short life was enough to make him one of the most remarkable writers who ever lived." -Isaac Bashevis Singer "Rich in fantasy, sensuous in their apprehension of the living world, elegant in style, witty, underpinned by a mystical but coherent idealistic aesthetic, "The Street of Crocodiles" and "Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass" were unique and startling productions, seeming to come out of nowhere. . . . Schulz was incomparably gifted as an explorer of his own inner life, which is at the same time the recollected inner life of hi