Item #7853 Letters and Drawings of Bruno Schulz. Bruno Schulz, Jerzy Ficowski.

Letters and Drawings of Bruno Schulz. With Selected Prose

New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1988. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher’s maroon cloth, spine and upper board gilt, tawny endpapers, original illustrated dust jacket.

First edition of a collection of correspondence and sketches by Polish Jewish writer and artist Bruno Schulz, edited by poet and Schulz scholar Jerzy Ficowski. Best known as a master prose stylist of the modern Polish language, Schulz also posthumously garnered acclaim as a self-taught engraver, drawer, and painter, particularly for his sadomasochistic series The Booke of Idolatry (1920). This collection contains a selection of Schulz’s letters translated into English for the first time alongside drawings, photos, essays, short fiction, and a review of Ferdydurke (1937) by Witold Gombrowicz, who was a close friend and colleague. Includes an introduction by Ficowski, who notes that Schulz was an ardent letter writer and that many of his short stories began as letters; with notes and index. First printing with complete number row to copyright page. Fine in unclipped dust jacket. Item #7853


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