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The Street of Crocodiles

Bruno Schulz was born in 1892 to a Jewish family in Drohobych, wrote and worked as high-school art teacher, and was shot and killed by a Nazi Gestapo officer in 1942. He has been survived by a small body of works and is now considered to be one of the great figures of Polish literature. […]

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Bruno Schulz’s The Street of Crocodiles

The brothers Quay (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brothers_Quay) have a stunning animated short, The Street of Crocodiles, based on Bruno Schulz’s story of same name.  Its imagery is built of layers of dust and grim, rusted screws scuttling across the floor, emotionless doll faces, and wet, raw meat.   I was drawn to read the Street of Crocodiles primarily because […]