Title: BRUNO SCHULZ, A BIOGRAPHICAL PORTRAIT: ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: W. W. Norton & Company, 2003
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. 255 pages. Published in 2003. Definitive biography on subject. One of the finest literary biographies of our time. Review Copy. Review Materials laid-in. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limtied first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Jerzy Ficowski's "Bruno Schulz, A Biographical Portrait: Regions of The Great Heresy" in a felicitous English translation. The very first book-length biography on Bruno Schulz by the one writer/scholar/poet who has almost single-handedly championed his work, collected his art, memorabilia, and personal effects, and quite simply, knew him better than anyone else. The exemplary keeper of the flame, Ficowski supplements his beautifully and movingly written account with vintage photographs, manuscript pages, letters, and reproductions of Schulz's art. For Bruno Schulz was that rare, one-of-a-kind species of Mankind: A great artist who was an even greater writer, a visual and linguistic genius whose reputation rests mainly on two seminal books, "Street of Crocodiles" and "Sanatorium Under The Sign of The Hourglass". Reading them is a transformative experience; one will never think of literature (or art) in the same way again. "The Schulzian myth is at last augmented by Schulz's troubling and touching history. Ficowski's dedicated and crucial intimacy with Schulz's reticent life illumines indispensably the sources of a genius whom the evils of the twentieth century destroyed, yet whose work, year by year, grows more and more imperative: A kind of DNA code for the secret language of imagination" (Cynthia Ozick). Just as Danilo Kis' greatest novel, "Hourglass", is an homage to Schulz's second book, the title of Ficowski's biography is taken from a line in "Tailor Dummies", one of the short stories in "Street of Crocodiles". "Schulz strikes us, stuns us even, with its overload of beauty" (John Updike). An absolute "must-have" title for Bruno Schulz collectors. This is a Review Copy. Laid-in is the Review Material. This title is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only Review Copy available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Almost all other copies available online are subsequent printings or have serious flaws. A rare copy thus. 35 plates. One of the greatest artist/writers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER BRUNO SCHULZ TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0393051471. Bookseller Inventory # 14755
Synopsis: Sixty years after his death, Bruno Schulz remains one of the twentieth century's greatest and most enigmatic writers. Here in Regions of the Great Heresy, the renowned Polish poet Jerzy Ficowski presents the first biography of the man whose best-known story collections are The Street of Corocodiles and Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass.
About the Author: 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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