Inside the Head of Bruno Schulz - Pushkin Collection (Paperback)
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Inside the Head of Bruno Schulz - Pushkin Collection (Paperback)

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Paperback 96 Pages / Published: 23/04/2015
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Do you see what kind of a madhouse this town of Drohobycz is now, Dr Mann? People here never think and act as they should! Locked away in a dimly lit cellar in a provincial Polish town, the writer Bruno Schulz is composing a letter to Thomas Mann, warning him of a sinister impostor who has deceived the gullible inhabitants of Drohobycz. In return, he's hoping that the great writer might help him to escape - from his apocalyptic visions, his bird-brained students, the imminent Nazi invasion, and a sadistic sports mistress called Helena. In Inside the Head of Bruno Schulz, Biller blends biographical fact with surreal fiction to recreate the world as seen through the eyes of one of the most original writers of the twentieth century. The novella is published alongside two short stories by Schulz himself, 'Birds' and 'Cinnamon Shops'. Maxim Biller is a critically acclaimed novelist, short story writer and journalist. He was born in Prague in 1960, but emigrated with his family to Germany in 1970 and now lives in Berlin. He is the author of several story collections - with two stories published in the New Yorker - and two novels, Esra and The Daughter. He is also a columnist for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung and Die Zeit, and a recipient of the Theodor Wolff Prize, one of the most prestigious German awards for journalism. Bruno Schulz

Publisher: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 9781782271000
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 91 g
Dimensions: 165 x 120 x 8 mm


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Fans of Schulz's work will be particularly interested, but anyone can appreciate the way that Biller's voice eases seamlessly into the mind of Schulz, making for a superb read Publishers Weekly An unceasing pleasure Jewish Quarterly Curious unsettling novella which one can and for maximum effect perhaps should, read in a single setting London Magazine A powerful piece of fiction... highly recommended Booktrust A work as complex, as beautiful and as straightforward as a fibre-optic network, each little luminous thread separate but when bundled together capable of carrying immense amounts of information...perfect as an introduction to Biller and Schulz... Biller has given us a tiny and total work of art The National Post Biller's story confirms the talismanic qualities of Schulz's work and life, and his ongoing capability to motivate others to create strange new things The Canadian Jewish News A linguistic work of art, which shows the stylist Maxim Biller at his creative height Hamburger Abendblatt Biller writes with a matter-of-fact, unobtrusive elegance which is unmatched by any other German writer of his generation. His novella has attained the level of world literature Spiegel Online Iridescently told Berliner Zeitung The perfect invitation to read Schulz... Biller's small novella is a great Kaddish Die Zeit Airy, bold, Mozart-like... a brilliant novella Suddeutsche Zeitung Cold, dark, magnificent Welt am Sonntag Praise for Bruno Schulz: "One of the most remarkable writers who ever lived" - Isaac Bashevis Singer; "Sometimes there are such moments of grace: you open a book by an author you don't know, and suddenly you feel yourself passing through a magnetic field that sends you in a new direction, setting off eddies that you'd barely sensed before and could not name. I read Schulz's stories and felt the gush of life." - David Grossman; "One of the most original imaginations in Europe" Cynthia Ozick Praise for The Street of Crocodiles: "A book I've always loved... a masterpiece" - Jonathan Safran Foer; "A rich stew of metaphysical mischief and meditations" - Michel Faber; "Rich in fantasy, sensuous in their apprehension of the living world, elegant in style, witty, underpinned by a mystical but coherent idealistic aesthetic... unique and startling" -- J. M Coetzee

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