And having finished what proved to be the best book I've read in a long time, Bruno Schulz's "The Street of Crocodiles", introduced to it by the animation of the same name by The Brothers Quay, a rich, vivid, metaphorical description of the author's life in Poland around the turn of the century. 

“There open up, deep inside a city, reflected streets, streets which are double, make-believe streets. One's imagination, bewitched and misled, creates illusory maps of the apparently familiar districts, maps in which the streets have their proper places and usual names but are provided with new and fictitious configurations by the inexhaustible inventiveness of the night.”

You can read it online here: http://www.schulzian.net/translation/shops.htm, which may be easier than finding a print edition...