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Bruno Schulz. Home Contact us Help Free delivery worldwide. Free delivery worldwide. Bestselling Series. Harry Potter. Popular Features. Home Learning. Categories: Contemporary Fiction. The Cinnamon Shops and Other Stories. Description In The Cinnamon Shops and Other Stories, Bruno Schulz describes in fantastical, mythologised terms the cloth merchant's shop where he grew up and the bizarre antics of his father, such as turning the attic into an aviary and expounding strange theories on mannequins.
Two sides of the Galician town of Drohobycz are seen: the old town full of ancient mystery is contrasted with newer districts that have sprung up in response to oil mining in the area. The language is poetic, heady and oneiric, employing a rich system of imagery incorporating books and labyrinths.
Other books in this series. Add to basket. About Bruno Schulz Bruno Schulz was born into a family of cloth merchants who owned a shop on the market square of Drohobycz. Schulz rarely left the town; although the town itself would pass in his lifetime from Austrian to Polish, to Soviet and to Nazi jurisdiction. Schulz became an art teacher there, at his old school. Schulz would be murdered in the town in which he was born by a Nazi officer who then reportedly went to a colleague to say, "You shot my Jew, so I have shot yours.
But it is his two volumes of short stories, The Cinnamon Shops and The Sanatorium at the Sign of the Hourglass , that have gained him immortality and a reputation as the greatest modern prose stylist of the Polish language. Rating details. Book ratings by Goodreads. Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.
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A brief survey of the short story part 30: Bruno Schulz
The Street of Crocodiles Polish : Sklepy cynamonowe , lit. First published in Polish, the collection was translated into English by Celina Wieniewska in Schulz's earliest literary endeavors can probably be dated back to Although it was already in that Schultz wrote the short story A July Night , it was included in the second volume entitled Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass which was published in All Debora Vogel's efforts to have Schulz's works published were in vain. The original title of the collection can be literally translated into English as "Cinnamon Shops. Cinnamon shops mentioned by the narrator of the story are situated in the centre of the town where the narrator lives.
The Polish Jewish writer Bruno Schulz described Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass , the second of his two surviving collections of stories, as "eliciting the history of a certain family, a certain house in a provincial city — not from documents, events, a study of character or people's destinies — but by a search for the mythical sense, the essential core of that history These mythical elements are inherent in the region of early childhood fantasies, intuitions, fears and anticipations characteristic of the dawn of life. Schulz's first book, The Street of Crocodiles Cinnamon Shops in the Polish original , pursues the same aim, which he called "the mythicisation of reality". Its publication in December saw Schulz — a shy, rather awkward schoolteacher — join Stanislaw Witkiewicz and Witold Gombrowicz in the front rank of Polish modernists. Rarely does such a strange work win immediate recognition, but Schulz's writing pulls off the neat trick of being at once direct and arcane.
The Cinnamon Shops and Other Stories