April 25, 2012
"one day towards the end of april the morning was warm and gray; people walking in the streets and looking ahead did not notice that the trees in the park were splitting in many places and showing sweet, festering wounds. … and at once the avenue of the park, empty a moment before, filled with people hurrying in all directions, as if this were the hub of the city, and blossomed with women’s frocks. quick and shapely girls were hurrying … but for a few moments, while they passed the openwork basket of the avenue, which now exuded the moisture of a greenhouse and was filled with birds’ trills, they seemed to belong to that avenue and to that hour, to be the extras in a scene of the theater of spring, as if they had been reborn in the park together with the delicate branches and leaves. the park avenue seemed crowded with their refreshing hurry and the rustle of their underskirts. … ah these young, rhythmical steps, those legs hot from exercise in their new crunchy silk stockings…"

— bruno schulz, ‘spring’, ch. 13 (from ‘sanatorium under the sign of the hourglass’)

April 22, 2012

“Deep inside the town there open up, so to speak, double streets, doppelgänger streets, mendacious and delusive streets”. (from cinnamon shops by bruno schulz)
‘encounter’ painted by bruno schulz (1920)

“Deep inside the town there open up, so to speak, double streets, doppelgänger streets, mendacious and delusive streets”. (from cinnamon shops by bruno schulz)

‘encounter’ painted by bruno schulz (1920)

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December 23, 2011
In the years 1920-22, Bruno Schulz created a graphic series in the cliche-verre technique unknown at the time in Poland. He called it the X Book of Idolatry in honor of the heroine, a demonic woman unattainable to men - an idol  with whom contact could be established only through a look of  surrender, sometimes through the touching of a stocking or a foot.The scandalous series, the only one that Schulz ever created and one  revealing the world of his imagination, was shown exclusively to close  friends and a public distant from his native Drohobycz. The untimely death of Schulz at the hands of a Gestapo officer stands as one of the great losses to modern literature. 

In the years 1920-22, Bruno Schulz created a graphic series in the cliche-verre technique unknown at the time in Poland. He called it the X Book of Idolatry in honor of the heroine, a demonic woman unattainable to men - an idol with whom contact could be established only through a look of surrender, sometimes through the touching of a stocking or a foot.

The scandalous series, the only one that Schulz ever created and one revealing the world of his imagination, was shown exclusively to close friends and a public distant from his native Drohobycz. The untimely death of Schulz at the hands of a Gestapo officer stands as one of the great losses to modern literature. 

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