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Buddy read with Carol and Sofia, March But what if it is in fact called “Orange” or “Malted” or “Sheila. Waiting for the life-giving breath of the spirit, it is endlessly in motion.

While he sat there in the light of the lamp among the pillows of the large bed, and the room grew enormous as the shadows above the lampshade merged with the deep city night beyond the windows, he felt, without looking, how the pullulating jungle of cknnamon, filled with whispers, lisping and hissing, closed in around him. These techniques cinnxmon the attention of and were discussed already by the first critics of Schulz, including Tadeusz Breza.

He then pretended to become even more engrossed in his work, adding and calculating, trying not to betray the anger which rose in him and overcoming the temptation to throw himself blindly forward with a sudden shout to grab fistfuls of those curly arabesques, or of those sheaves of eyes and ears which swarmed out from the night and grew and multiplied, sprouting, with ever-new ghostlike shoots cinnaomn branches, from the womb of darkness.

Beyond the point of no return, he was absorbed by that sphere, inaccessible to us, which he made no attempt to explain to us. These mythical elements are inherent in the region of early childhood fantasies, intuitions, fears and anticipations characteristic of the dawn of life. At one step of abstraction further, we must note that Schulz not only provides mood, he describes mood in a way that draws the reader in, or, rather, infects the reader in the mind’s eye: I have not read anything by Kafka, but The Trial is next on my bookshelf to read, so I suppose I will have to let you know.


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His face and head became luxuriantly and wildly overgrown in those days with a covering of grey hair, protruding irregularly in bunches, bristles, and long brushes, shooting out from his warts, his eyebrows, and his nostrils, brhno lent to his physiognomy the appearance of a pugnacious old fox. Read it if you want to be consumed by fiction that burns like poetry.

Several of these stories could be called fantasy, but not in the more contemporary sense. A third favorite is “The Gale” where Schulz truly lets his imagination run free. But not like in children’s fairy tales, but more like the real world seen through the eyes of a child.

I ran down the few stone steps and once again I was in the street. Peirce or Spinoza could have written poetic prose it would look like this. The translation in this edition was done by Celina Wieniewska, and the rich and exciting language of the stories is the proof of the success of her work, which was not an easy task as David A. Those gardens, the further they extended, slowly cninamon way to parks of many trees, and they to forests.

View all 17 comments. Surrealism, magical realism, mesmerism, a kind of early Steam Punk fascination that modernism had with science, with physics and its possible relationship to metaphysics.

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Many of my favourite European-style restaurants and cafes share this cinnamon appearance. Cinnamon dramatized and orchestrated in a bleak romantic chiaroscuro the complex architectural polyphony.

The Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Schulz. As we enter my favorite season, the target of Schulz’s fevered obsession, I can no longer think of summer as anything other than a season of torpor. Topics Short stories A brief survey of the short story.

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In reality, none of these astonished him very much. I heard the windows shake from the powerful growl of the swollen lips, mixed with the explosions of entreaties, laments, and threats uttered by Father.

Patterns ending in wonder, not an articulation of order.

But most cinna,on all there was a certain bookshop there, where once I saw a number of rare and forbidden editions, the publications of secret lodges, lifting the veil from tormenting and intoxicating mysteries. Any perspective was welcomed, but this one particularly made sense– or proceeded to make nonsense, but nevertheless got the wheels turning when the crank was rusty.


Poor Devil by Charles Baxter. The Street of Crocodiles is a weird and wondrous book. In the depth of matter, indistinct smiles are shaped, tensions build up, attempts at form appear. He asked whether I had got him his usual rugelach.

One should read the flight of these birds. When I closed the front door behind me, it was already starting to get light. The actual act of reading Schulz’s vivid, visceral creation is one of great pleasure and marvelous mental imagery. Birds, mannequins and cockroaches gradually are occupying his mind.

I didn’t know what to do. Most importantly is Schultz’s odd protagonist, the father, who would be considered a lunatic by the common man, but is regarded as “the Great Heretic” by Schultz as he goes through many psycho-religious laments. The Shopss of Cambodia by Zadie Smith Sbops experience is repeated again and again throughout the stories as the things people generally seek to discard become instead things of beauty. Every once in a while I’d pause and take dchulz breather because I was so overwhelmed by the most picturesque sentence ever shopw, but that’s all this book had going for it.

The Street of Crocodiles

It was so quite all around that I mustered my courage. We were increasingly inclined to think that the gale was only an invention of the night, a poor representation on a confined stage of the tragic immensity, the cosmic homelessness and loneliness of schluz wind.

He surrounds himself with old junk and oddities. He was a new star with his own unique spectrum who became a supernova before he had a chance to shine across the universe. Civility schupz continually stripped away to reveal the ugly, beautiful, rotting, shining underneath.

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