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On the Night Table: Donovan Gray

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Donovan Gray

Winnipeg ER physician and author

"I'm in a book club with nine other guys. We meet monthly for a spirited literary free-for-all. Although I should really be reading Michael Ondaatje's The Cat's Table for our upcoming meeting, I keep getting drawn back into Bruno Schulz's masterpiece The Street of Crocodiles. It's a dazzling collection of tales by a little-known Polish artist who I think is probably one of the finest writers of the 20th century. If you enjoy well-written short stories in which ordinary life, psychosis, ancient mythology and magical realism merge into one another so imperceptibly that you're not even sure where the boundaries are, then I would highly recommend you pick up this gem."

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition May 4, 2013 j10

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