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The Light Waters of Amnion

Dan Jacobson: Bruno Schulz, 1 July 1999

The Collected Works of Bruno Schulz 
edited by Jerzy Ficowski.
Picador, 582 pp., £50, December 1998, 0 330 34783 7
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... commonplace than anything he could ever have dreamed of. In the ‘Afterword’ to this volume by Jerzy Ficowski we are told that Schulz, the third child of a Jewish family, was born in 1892 in the small Polish town of Drohobycz. His father, who had drifted away from the religious orthodoxy of his parents, was a dealer in textiles. The languages used in ...

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