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Selected portraits depicting Bruno Schulz, distinguished writer, painter, illustrator and graphic designer. He was born 12 July 1892 in Drohobycz, where he died a tragic death on 19 November 1942.

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Bruno Schulz, Self-Portrait, 1921, copy of Bruno Schulz's painting form the private collection of Jerzy Ficowski, photo: Tomasz Prażmowski / PAP

Twenty-five years after UNESCO announced that 1992 was to be the year of Bruno Schulz, interest in the writer is still constantly growing. This interest has led to the creation of a discipline dedicated specifically to the prominent writer’s life and work: Schulzology.

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Debora Vogel painted by S. I. Witkiewicz, 1929/30, photo: public domain

She was Bruno Schulz's friend and confidant, Witkacy's model and alumni of the Lvov-Warsaw school's foremen – Kazimierz Twardowski and Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz.

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Leszek Dulik, Konrad Zieliński, Świat utracony. Żydzi polscy. Fotografie z lat 1918-1939 (Lost World: Polish Jews – Photographs from 1918-1939), published by Boni Libri and Jewish Historical Institute, 2015, photograph from the album

The album Świat utracony. Żydzi polscy. Fotografie z lat 1918-1939, released in January 2016, presents a photographic documentation of the everyday life and work habits of the pre-war Polish Jews, their involvement in politics, and cultural input in the Second Polish Republic.

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Anja Rubik in "Chleb," dir. Krzysztof Skonieczny

From 14th century sacred verse to 21st century “hip-hop novels,” Poland has a rich and diverse literary tradition. Here, Culture.pl offers a playlist to guide you through some of the highlights of the last 700 years of Polish literature.

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Jakub Woynarowski, Dead Season / Martwy sezon, cover, photo source: promotional materials

A visually compelling experiment meandering between comic and illustrated book which shows that art's best fuel is art itself.

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Spreads from Jakub Woynarowski's graphic novel based on themes and excerpts from literary works by Bruno Schulz – including the short stories from the series The Cinnamon Shops and The Hourglass Sanatorium, as well as various essays and other fragments of prose.

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Can you tell your Szymborska from your Sienkiewicz? Do you think you're well-versed (pun totally intended) in your romantics and your modernists? Take our Polish literature quiz to really test your knowledge.

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The cover of the book with signatures of Poles, photo: materials from Library of Congress USA

The Library of Congress has rediscovered a unique collection: 111 volumes of the Emblem of Good Will signed by 5.5 million Poles in 1926. The gift was given by Poland to the USA on the 150th anniversary of American independence. The Library of Congress is currently working to digitize the collection.

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"Open field", fot. materiały promocyjne Polskiego Teatru Tańca

Dance inspired by Bruno Schulz’s prose and Hanna Krall’s reportages will fill the repertory of Poznań's Polish Dance Theatre in the 2014/2015 season.

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Станислав Игнаций Виткевич (Виткаций) «Фантазия-сказка», 1922, фото: Национальный музей в Варшаве

75 years ago Polish writer and painter Witkacy committed suicide upon hearing the news of the Soviet invasion of Poland. Far from being a tragic exception, he heralds a long series of shattered lives whose literary talent might have bloomed had it not been bloodily trampled

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Cinnamon Shops, based on the prose of Bruno Schulz, is a collaborative project by the Kubuś Puppet and Actor Theatre in Kielce and Cengiz Özek Shadow Theatre in Turkey. The performance will premiere on 23rd October, as part of the 17th International Festival of Puppet Theatres in Istanbul.

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Amsterdam is the next stop for the literature-cum-art project that has already graced the cities of Antwerp, New York and Warsaw, transforming the De Appel Arts Centre into a bookshop specialising in novels specifically written by visual artists

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Tytus Czyżewski, Portrait of Bruno Jasieński, 1920, oil, canvas, photo: courtesy of the Museum of Art in Łódź, Kultura headquarters in Maisons-Laffitte near Paris, photo by: Wojciech Łaski / East News, Józef Oleszkiewicz, Portrait of Adam Mickiewicz, 1828, donation of Władysław Mickiewicz, photo source: National Museum in Cracow

In order to guide English-speakers towards the Polish authors best suited for their specific tastes, Culture.pl has put together an exclusive guide offering historical context and tailor-made recommendations.

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A translation of Bruno Schulz’s Letters is now a part of a growing collection of Polish literature available in Chinese.

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Bruno Schulz's The Procession - a cliche-verre print from the series The Book of Idolatry from 1920-1924

Bruno Schulz may have tragically died over seven decades ago, but he has undoubtedly been granted a second life through countless international reinterpretations

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"You could say that Polish posters sent us telegrams from our own future, along with its dark paths within literature, cinema and music"

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Леопольд Бучковский, один из самых сложных польских авторов конца ХХ века и один из Непереводимых

The following selection features writers who, even after decades of gruelling Polish classes, you won't have the slightest hope of deciphering.

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For the International Month of Bruno Schulz, the Scène Infernale theatre collective premieres La République des Rêves, part of commemorations announced by the Polish government of the Polish-Jewish artist's birth and of his death during the German occupation

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The fifth edition of the International Bruno Schulz Festival takes place during the 2012 celebrations of the artist’s 120th birthday and the 70th anniversary of his death. The writer’s hometown of Drohobych is host to exhibitions, concerts, theatre performances as well as film screenings and debates

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