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Posted 12.22.08

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"When reading Bruno Schulz’s The Street of Crocodiles, I get the sense that a very short movie lives inside each sentence. Whether focused on a wall or a person, his sentences contain a whirlwind of movement that culminates in a mini visual narrative, confirming that in Schulz’s world, there is no such thing as an inanimate object. Everything has life, because he breathes life into every thing by using surprising verbs and cinematic metaphors. Nearly empty of plot, the book is fueled by the power of his language alone, which reminds me that if I focus on writing the best sentence, the rest will follow."
Nami Mun, author of Miles from Nowhere (forthcoming from Riverhead Books in January 2009)

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