Phantasmagorias. Some Thoughts on Bruno Schulz’s Cinematic Imagination Cover Image

Fantasmagorie. Rozważania o filmowej wyobraźni Brunona Schulza
Phantasmagorias. Some Thoughts on Bruno Schulz’s Cinematic Imagination

Author(s): Paweł Sitkiewicz
Subject(s): Polish Literature, Ukrainian Literature, Interwar Period (1920 - 1939), Film / Cinema / Cinematography, Philology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Fundacja Terytoria Książki
Keywords: Bruno Schulz; schulz studies; literary theory; interwar period; polish literature;

Summary/Abstract: The article is devoted to Schulz’s connections to the cinema, both as a viewer and asa writer. Since we do not know much about his experiences as a moviegoer from his artor letters, the author tries to recreate it on the basis of the collective experience of Schulz’s generation which was often heavily influenced by the cinema. The second part of the article focuses on Schulz’s cinematic writing. The author tries to prove that Schulz’s peculiar literary imagination which, according to many scholars and critics, takes its root in the image, not the word, was to some extent inspired by the early cinema or the cinema of attractions. The conclusion is that the interpreter of Schulz’s work has the right to treat his older brother’s movie theater in Drohobych as an important part of Schulz’s private mythology.

  • Issue Year: 1/2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 35-46
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish