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ISBN: 0393325474
Author: Theodosia S. Robertson,Jerzy Ficowski
Language: English
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (April 17, 2004)
Pages: 256
Category: Arts & Literature
Subcategory: Biography
Rating: 4.9
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Jerzy Ficowski, a poet, has studied Bruno Schulz's life since the 1940s In addition, the writing is often cliched or mawkish, and much of Ficowski's exegesis or analysis of Schulz's work has too high a quotient of .

Jerzy Ficowski, a poet, has studied Bruno Schulz's life since the 1940s. Theodosia Robertson is an associate professor of history at the University of Michigan. In addition, the writing is often cliched or mawkish, and much of Ficowski's exegesis or analysis of Schulz's work has too high a quotient of .

Ficowski, Jerzy; Robertson, Theodosia . preserved and lost - Awaiting Messiah, a postscript - The last fairy tale of Bruno Schulz - Letters - A chronology of the life and works of Bruno Schulz.

Ficowski, Jerzy; Robertson, Theodosia S. Publication date.

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Start by marking Regions of the Great Heresy: Bruno Schulz, A Biographical Portrait as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Fighting against time, Ficowski interviews anybody who knew him and extracts their stories to spin the tale of Bruno Schulz's life. Also fascinating is the tug-of-war over his legacy. Is he a Jewish writer working in Polish?

Norton & Company, 2003. "Nebenjob - Die Band"

Bruno Schulz was the son of cloth merchant Jakub Schulz and Henrietta née Kuhmerker. At a very early age, he developed an interest in the arts. He attended Władysław Jagiełło Middle School in Drohobych from 1902 to 1910, graduating with honours. Then he studied architecture at Lviv Polytechnic. His studies were interrupted by illness in 1911 but he resumed them in 1913 after two years of convalescence. Norton & Company, 2003. "Nebenjob - Die Band".

Jerzy Ficowski, Theodosia S. Robertson. Sixty years after his murder by the Nazis, Bruno Schulz, one of the twentieth century's greatest and most enigmatic writers, is experiencing a renaissance in part occasioned by this biography by the renowned Polish poet Jerzy Ficowski. Widely regarded as the world's foremost authority on Schulz, Ficowski reconstructs the author's life story and evokes the fictional vision of his best-known works, The Street of Crocodiles and Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass.

Bruno Schulz, A Biographical Portrait . Jerzy Ficowski (Author), Theodosia S. Robertson (Translator).

Widely regarded as the world's foremost authority on Schulz, Ficowski reconstructs the author's life story and evokes the fictional vision of his best-known works, The Street of Crocodiles and Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass.

Presents Jerzy Ficowski's "Bruno Schulz, A Biographical Portrait: Regions of The . The very first book-length biography on Bruno Schulz.

Presents Jerzy Ficowski's "Bruno Schulz, A Biographical Portrait: Regions of The Great Heresy" in a felicitous English translation. Ficowski is the one writer/scholar/poet who almost single-handedly championed his work, collected his art, memorabilia, and personal effects, and quite simply, knew him better than anyone else.

Book Description: "Bruno Schulz was one of the great writers. Here the renowned Polish poet Jerzy Ficowski presents the first biography of the man who, in the words o. verbal art strikes us-stuns, even-with its overload of beauty. Exactly sixty years after his death, Bruno Schulz (1892-1942) remains one of the twentieth century's greatest and most enigmatic writers-still the subject of front-page controversy.

Jerzy Ficowski's decades-long dedication to preserving the memory of Bruno Schulz has become legendary. This book is testament to his labors.

Sixty years after his murder by the Nazis, Bruno Schulz, one of the twentieth century's greatest and most enigmatic writers, is experiencing a renaissance in part occasioned by this biography by the renowned Polish poet Jerzy Ficowski. Jerzy Ficowski's decades-long dedication to preserving the memory of Bruno Schulz has become legendary. It will long be the standard biography.

"A prolonged labor of love [and] a model of a kind of penetrating adoration."―Richard Bernstein, New York Times

Sixty years after his murder by the Nazis, Bruno Schulz, one of the twentieth century's greatest and most enigmatic writers, is experiencing a renaissance in part occasioned by this biography by the renowned Polish poet Jerzy Ficowski. Widely regarded as the world's foremost authority on Schulz, Ficowski reconstructs the author's life story and evokes the fictional vision of his best-known works, The Street of Crocodiles and Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass. Including many of Schulz's paintings and letters as well as new information on the Mossad's removal of Schulz's murals from Poland in 2001, this book will stand for years to come as the definitive account of the author's tragic life. Developed for publication by The Jewish Heritage Project's International Initiative for Literature of the Holocaust. 35 illustrations

Comments:

Jan
My fan-boy appreciation for Schulz led me to this book. I wanted the facts/details about his life in the way you find a Ray Monk biography, or something like that. Instead, I found another fan, who indeed knows a lot (and who is great at writing), telling me why I should like Schulz so much -- but I already did/do. I wanted more in terms of the man, and less in terms of ideas/interpretations about his work.

Maybe in Polish there are good Schulz books, but this simply didn't provide enough concrete information.
CrazyDemon
Good book on a little know genius.

Schultz was a writer in the mold of Kafka and an artist of considerable talent.
huckman
Sixty-seven years ago (on Nov. 19, 1942), Bruno Schulz was shot to death on the streets of his hometown -- Drohobycz, Poland (now Ukraine) -- by a Gestapo officer named Gunther. Schulz had thus far survived the Nazi occupation as a "necessary Jew" under the protection of another Gestapo officer, Felix Landau. But when Landau killed a Jewish dentist whose protector was Gunther, the latter retaliated, announcing, "You killed my Jew--I killed yours." So ended the rather dull and unhappy life of Bruno Schulz, a small, shy, sickly schoolteacher who had lived his entire 50 years in the provincial city of Drohobycz and yet managed to produce one of the most original and influential works of literature of 20th-century Europe -- "Cinnamon Shops" (or, as it is also known in the United States, "The Street of Crocodiles").

REGIONS OF THE GREAT HERESY (the phrase is borrowed from one of Schulz's stories in "Cinnamon Shops") is the only book-length biography of Schulz, written by the man most responsible for preserving and promoting Schulz as a noteworthy author. Jerzy Ficowski was enthralled with "Cinnamon Shops" when he first read it as an 18-year-old in 1942. He wrote a fan letter to Schulz, but it probably was never delivered, because Schulz had already been moved into a Jewish ghetto, something that Ficowski only learned after he learned about Schulz's murder. After WWII, Ficowski dedicated himself to collecting as much by and about Schulz as he could. Because of the incredible devastation that WWII and the Holocaust had wrought on the Jewish population of Poland, this was an extremely daunting task, searching for needles not in haystacks but in rubble, ashes, and memories. Ficowski memorialized his findings in a handful of articles and books, including this "biographical portrait" of Schulz.

As suggested by the subtitle, REGIONS OF THE GREAT HERESY is not a conventional biography. It consists of 13 loosely associated essays, arranged as chapters in a rough chronological order. From them, a workable portrait of Schulz does emerge. There also is a fair amount of discussion and analysis of his works, translations of 17 of Schulz's letters (all but one of which can also be found in "Letters and Drawings of Bruno Schulz"), and some valuable bibliographical information.

Given the importance of Jerzy Ficowski to what we now know about Bruno Schulz and to his current literary prestige, I feel a little churlish in criticizing REGIONS OF THE GREAT HERESY, but the truth of the matter is that this is not a biography of the first rank, or even the second. The major problem is that it is too worshipful. It is the work of an acolyte who does little to guard against its entry into the realm of hagiography. In addition, the writing is often cliched or mawkish, and much of Ficowski's exegesis or analysis of Schulz's work has too high a quotient of B.S. Nevertheless, for fans and students of Bruno Schulz, REGIONS OF THE GREAT HERESY contains much biographical data not readily available elsewhere, as well as 26 photographs and examples of Schulz's artwork. Finally, there is an intriguing chapter about how Schulz's lost magnum opus, "Messiah", as well as another book, may still exist in manuscript form in a packet somewhere in Russia or the Ukraine, perhaps in the archives of the KGB.
Tall
A passionate beautifully produced book giving an account of the life and work of this genius who was a Baudelaire in paint and Yeats in prose, yet largely neglected until recent years. Google him and don't forget to click on the Reference Section entry "Art works". Wallow in Eros and intelligence. The price of $5 I paid at Amazon was ridiculously low.
Felhann
Jerzy Ficowski's decades-long dedication to preserving the memory of Bruno Schulz has become legendary. This book is testament to his labors. It will long be the standard biography.

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