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Street of Crocodiles, the (1934) [Collection]
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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.


  • Translator's Preface
  • Introduction by Jerzy Ficowsky
  • August
  • Visitation
  • Birds
  • Tailors' Dummies
    • Treatise on Tailors' Dummies, or
      the Second Book of Genesis
    • Treatise on Tailors' Dummies: Continuation
    • Treatise on Tailors' Dummies: Conclusion
  • Nimrod
  • Pan
  • Mr. Charles
  • Cinnamon Shops
  • The Street of Crocodiles
  • Cockroaches
  • The Gale
  • The Night of the Great Season
  • The Comet

Original title: Sklepy cynamonowe
Original languages: Polish


Genre: FictionFantasyDark Fantasy
FictionGeneral Fiction
FictionFantasyLiterary Fantasy

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Edition #1: The Street of Crocodiles

The Street of Crocodiles (1963)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Celina Wieniewska
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The Street of Crocodiles and Other Stories (March 25, 2008)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780143105145
Pages: 368

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The Street of Crocodiles (March 1, 1992)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0140186255
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.7 x 0.5
Pages: 160

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The Street of Crocodiles (January 27, 1977)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 014004227X
Dimensions: 5 x 7 x 1 in
Pages: 160

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