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By Bruno Schulz, Jonathan Safran Foer (Foreword by), David Goldfarb (Introduction by), Celina Wieniewska (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780143105145
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Published: Penguin Classics - March 25th, 2008

Schulz gleans sublimity from flea markets, cheap commodities, and other cultural refuse, because "not one scrap of an idea of ours isn't transformed, mutilated, denatured mythology." In this cycle of interconnected stories, Schulz's modernist "primitivism" generates a private mythology in which tangled metaphors and metamorphoses figure the descent of the narrator's father into madness, while aligning the mad father with a series of paradigmatic "creators" ranging from God to the modern salesman and modern artist.