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The Influential Brother Izydor (Izrael, Baruch) Schulz

Would Bruno Schulz’s Career Be Possible Without Him?

Author(s): Bogdan Łazorak
Contributor(s): Marek Wilczyński (Translator)
Subject(s): Recent History (1900 till today), Polish Literature, Ukrainian Literature, Philology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Fundacja Terytoria Książki
Keywords: Bruno Schulz; schulz studies; literary theory; interwar period; polish literature;

Summary/Abstract: Łazorak’s article focuses on the life and career of Izydor Schulz, Bruno’s elder brother,educated at the Lvov Polytechnic, where he earned a degree of construction engineer. After a Roman Catholic baptism, Izydor Schulz became an important member of the municipal board of Drogobych, cooperating with the Mayor Rajmund Jarosz. At that time, still before World War I, he designed and constructed a number of large ground oil containers, much needed during the oil boom in Borislav and the neighboring villages. Between the world wars, Izydor Schulz was one of the top managers in the Polishoil industry, interested also in the cinema. He regularly supported his parents and younger brother who stayed in Drogobych and found a teacher’s job at the local grammar school for boys. Without Izydor’s help, Bruno Schulz would not have published hisfirst collection of short stories, "Cinnamon Shops". After his brother’s sudden and premature death, he remembered him dearly in his letters to friends and acquaintances.

  • Issue Year: 3/2013
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 89-104
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish