Bruno Schulz

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Birthday
12, 1892
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Nov 19, 1942 (50)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
12, 1892
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Nov 19, 1942 (50)

About

Important twentieth-century Polish prose writer whose works include The Street of Crocodiles and Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass. These famous works were adapted into films in 1986 and 1973, respectively.

Before Fame

He taught art at a school in Poland during the post-World War I years.

Trivia

He was murdered by a Nazi officer. At the time of his death, he was working on a novel called The Messiah.

Family Life

He was born to a cloth merchant in the city of Drohobych, Poland (which is located in modern-day Ukraine).

Associated With

Like fellow twentieth-century Polish author, Slawomir Mrozek, Schulz often wrote in surrealist, modernist, and absurdist styles.