At the time of his death in the ghetto of Drohobycz in 1942, no one could have possibly foreseen the iconic status the Polish-Jewish artist Bruno Schulz was to attain in the second half of the 20th century. Notwithstanding the small body of his literary work, Schulz is now generally acknowledged as one of the towering figures of Polish Modernism, along with contemporary writers such as Witold Gombrowicz and Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz. Moreover, as a modern artist of Jewish descent, Schulz holds a position quite similar to that occupied by other Jewish-born protagonists of Modernism. Much in the same way as Franz Kafka, Walter Benjamin and Marc Chagall, Schulz stood at the crossroads between tradition and modernity and …

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Van Heuckelom, Kris. "Bruno Schulz". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 24 February 2009
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