Was Bruno Schulz a Writer? Cover Image

Czy Bruno Schulz był pisarzem?
Was Bruno Schulz a Writer?

Author(s): Piotr Millati
Subject(s): Visual Arts, Polish Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Fundacja Terytoria Książki

Summary/Abstract: The essay is an analysis of the most important, yet actually quite sporadic artistic adventureof Schulz, which was fiction writing. The question discussed is apparently paradoxical:was Bruno Schulz a writer? The author argues that there is a difference betweena writer and a man of letters, i.e. someone who is a professional in the literary field. Schulznever became the latter and this is what makes his biography significantly different fromthose of the typical literati among whom he had many friends. In comparison to them,Schulz wrote very little, started writing quite late, and the period when he really wasa writer lasted only several years. One might say that writing fiction indeed rather happenedto him – it was not a permanent disposition of his artistic existence. That hadcrucial consequences for the form of his writing.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 15
  • Page Range: 44-64
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Polish