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Bruno Schulz : new documents and interpretations
Prokopczyk, Czeslaw, 1935-
Publication Information:
New York : Peter Lang, [1999]

Physical Description:
217 pages ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Partly translated from Polish.
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Bruno Schulz (1892-1942) has long been recognized, internationally and by leading American writers and critics, as a major twentieth-century author of fiction. This volume includes Schulz's newly discovered letters and two short theoretical essays hitherto not translated into English. The volume also contains an interview by Jerzy Ficowski, the foremost scholar on Schulz, indefatigable in searching for documents linked to Schulz. The second half of the volume includes original interpretative essays, and the editor, Czeslaw Prokopczyk, presents his approach to Schulz's fiction in terms of myth.

Author Notes

The Editor: Czeslaw Z. Prokopczyk, born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1935, obtained his M.A. in Philosophy in 1957 at the University of Warsaw and his Ph.D. in Philosophy at SUNY Binghamton in 1978. He published Truth and Reality in Marx and Hegel and is a frequent contributor to the Polish Review . He has taught in colleges in Poland and the United States, and is currently in charge of Polish Studies at SUNY Buffalo.

Table of Contents

Cz. ProkopczykBruno SchulzBruno SchulzCz. ProkopczykBruno SchulzBruno SchulzL. IribarneD. GlowackaJ. DompkowskiH. SussmanP. HellerCz. Prokopczyk
Prefatory Notep. 1
I Documents
Letters and Applications to Regional and National School Authorities, 1924-1938p. 5
Letters to Friends and Colleagues, 1933-1940p. 21
Foreword to Schulz's Essaysp. 37
Tragic Freedomp. 43
At Belvederep. 51
Interview in Warsaw, July 3, 1993p. 55
II Interpretations
On Translating Schulzp. 73
Sublime Trash and the Simulacrum: Bruno Schulz in the Postmodern Neighborhoodp. 79
Child-as-Artist: Bruno Schulz and the Jungian Maternalp. 123
Modernist Night: Distortion, Regression, and Oblivion in the Fiction of Bruno Schulzp. 135
Bruno Schulz, Story Teller: A Reader's Responsep. 163
The Mythical and the Ordinary in Bruno Schulzp. 175
Index of Namesp. 211
Contributorsp. 215