Regions of the Great Heresy: Bruno Schulz - A Biographical Portraitby Jerzy Ficowski, Theodosia S. Robertson
Exactly sixty years after his death, Bruno Schulz (1892-1942) remains one of the twentieth century's greatest and most enigmatic writersstill the subject of front-page controversy. Here the renowned Polish poet/i>
"Bruno Schulz was one of the great writers....[His] verbal art strikes usstuns, evenwith its overload of beauty."John Updike
Exactly sixty years after his death, Bruno Schulz (1892-1942) remains one of the twentieth century's greatest and most enigmatic writersstill the subject of front-page controversy. Here the renowned Polish poet Jerzy Ficowski presents the first biography of the man who, in the words of Isaac Bashevis Singer, "wrote sometimes like Kafka, sometimes like Proust, and at times succeeded in reaching depths that neither of them reached." In his novels and storiesThe Street of Crocodiles, Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass, and his missing masterpiece, The MessiahSchulz employed a baroque, poetic style with a stunning surrealist edge. Including many of Schulz's paintings and personal letters as well as new information on the Mossad's theft of Schulz's murals from Poland in 2001, Regions of the Great Heresy is a cause for international celebrationa long-awaited work that will spark a renaissance of interest in Schulz's life. Published on the 60th anniversary of Schulz's death. 16 pages of color, 16 pages of black-and-white illustrations.
Author Biography: Jerzy Ficowski has studied Bruno Schulz's life since the 1940s. He lives in Poland. Theodosia Robertson is an associate professor of history at the University of Michigan.
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