Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass

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Houghton Mifflin, 1997 - Fiction - 200 pages
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This is the second and final work of Bruno Schulz, the acclaimed Polish writer killed by the Nazis during World War II. In the words of Isaac Bashevis Singer, "What he did in his short life was enough to make him one of the most remarkable writers who ever lived." Weaving myth, fantasy, and reality, Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass, is, to quote Schulz, "an attempt at eliciting the history of a certain family . . . by a search for the mythical sense, the essential core of that history."

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Bruno Schulz (1892-1942) was a Polish writer, fine artist, literary critic and art teacher. He is regarded as one of the greatest Polish-language prose stylists of the twentieth century, though his body of written work is modest. His key works are" The Street of Crocodiles" and "Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass." In 1992, Complicite produced an experimental piece of theatre based on "The Street of Crocodiles", which received six Olivier Award nominations and was revived four times in London and then performed all over the world.

Wieniewska is a widely published editor and translator.

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