‘Where Children Sleep’

IF someone asked you to describe the bedroom from your childhood, what would you say? Was it strewn with toys? Plastered with posters? Were you holed up in a box room? Or sharing with siblings? Perhaps you didn’t ever stay in one home long enough to truly put a mark on your own space? Whatever you picture … Continue reading

sanatorium under the sign of the hourglass

I was eager to start reading Bruno Schulz’s ‘Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass’ after the introduction promised me pages ‘crowded with verbal brilliance’. I was apparently about to experience ‘ecstatic reaches of simile’ and ‘metamorphic fantasies’ that at times would succeed in reaching depths that neither Kafka nor Proust (to which Schulz has … Continue reading

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