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Rescued by Myth. Schulz and Lilien

Author(s): Piotr Sitkiewicz
Subject(s): Visual Arts, Aesthetics, Jewish Thought and Philosophy, Polish Literature, Ukrainian Literature, Philology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Fundacja Terytoria Książki
Keywords: Bruno Schulz; schulz studies; literary theory; interwar period; polish literature;

Summary/Abstract: Although at first sight it is difficult to find clear connections between their art, in hisessay Schulz expresses his admiration for Lilien’s work and prompts the reader how their respective imaginary worlds come together. The main reason for Schulz’s admirationis the myth of childhood, which the writer cherished so much. Besides, he perceivedLilien as an artist who in his works expressed important currents in the political thoughto f his times and changes in the collective identity of Jews creating their own state in theland of Israel after centuries of living in diaspora. Thus Lilien is a spokesman of hispeople, a kind of medium through which the spirit of the age and history can express itself. He is also a great mythmaker.

  • Issue Year: 6/2015
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 97-104
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Polish