Friday Staff Pick: The Street of Crocodiles and Other Stories

The Street of Crocodiles and Other Stories

Bruno Schulz

Translated by Celina Wieniewska
Foreword by Jonathan Safran Foer
Introduction by David A. Goldfarb

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

The collected fiction of “one of the most original imaginations in modern Europe” (Cynthia Ozick)

Bruno Schulz’s 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 Schulz’s original drawings, this edition beautifully showcases the distinctive surrealist vision of one of the twentieth century’s most gifted and influential writers. Read more.

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