Regions of the Great Heresy: Bruno Schulz, A Biographical Portrait
Written by Jerzy Ficowski
Translated from the Polish and Edited by Theodosia Robertson
Sixty years after his murder by the Nazis, Bruno Schulz (1892-1942) remains one of the twentieth century's most enigmatic and magical writers. Here Polish poet Jerzy Ficowski, widely regarded as the world's foremost authority on Schulz, 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 removal of Schulz's murals from Poland in 2001, Regions of the Great Heresy will stand for years to come as the definitive account of the author's tragic life.
Regions of the Great Heresy was developed for publication by the Jewish Heritage Project's International Initiative in the Literature of the Holocaust.
"Were it not for nearly 50 years of research and effort by Jerzy Ficowski, Bruno Schulz might well have been forgotten. Now he is unforgettable."
MICHAEL DIRDA, Washington Post Book World
"By giving us the man in all his frailty, Ficowski has helped to explain the artist in all his strength."
CLIVE JAMES, Los Angeles Times Book Review
JERZY FICOWSKI (1924-2006), one of Poland's leading poets, essayists, and translators, has written one of the most distinguished histories of the gypsies of Poland and some of the most unusual Polish poetry of the Holocaust.
THEODOSIA ROBERSTON is a scholar of Slavic languages and literature who specializes in Polish literature and culture. She is associate professor at the University of Michigan at Flint.
Publishing House: W.W. Norton & Company, New York 2004
Softcover book measuring 5.7" x 9"
282 pages, 35 illustrations/photographs, index
English Language Version
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