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Bruno Schulz Timeline

1892, 12 July Born to a family of assimilated Galician Jews in Drohobyczy, then in Poland now in the Ukraine. Language spoken at home was Polish.
1902-10 Studies in Drohobycz's gymanzium (secondary schools)
1910-13 Begins studies architecture at the Technical University in Lwow. Illness leads him to interrupt the studies and return Drohobycz
1914-15 Resumes studies painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna
1920-21 Xięga bałwochwalcza (The Book of Idolatry) - a portafolio of expressionist graphics (cliché verré)
1924 --- Starts teaching drawing and practical skills at secondary schools in Drohobycz.
1928 Writes July Night (Noc Lipowa) his first know composition, eventually printed, but not until 1936, in the collection Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass.
1931-33 Creates the collection of stories that came to be know in Poland as Cinnamon Shops (in the U.S. the collection is known by the title Street of the Crocodiles. Originally the stories are written as postscripts in letters to his friend, Debora Vogel a Lwow poet and essayist.
1933 Thanks to the support of Zofia Nalkowska, his Cinnamon Shops collection of stories is published (it is postdated 1934)
1934 --- Works on the novel Mesjasz (The Messiah) (two isolated fragments: The Book, and The Genial Epoc get published as separtate stories in the Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass collection.
1935 Three of the leading authors of that day, Adiolf Nowaczynski, Antoni Slonimski i Julian Tuwim nominate Cinnamon Shops for the prestigious prize "Wiadomosci Literackich"
1936 The Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass collection is published (postdated 1937)
1936 The essay The Mythologization of Reality, a short discussion of the theory of poetry, is published.
1939-40 Works in Soviet-occupied Drohobycz as a teacher.
1941, 1 July German army occupies Drohobycz. Schulz comes under the "protection" of a Gestapo officer, Feliks Landau, who has him decorate his residence with wall paintings. He is employed cataloging of books. Towards the end of the year, Zofia Nalkowska supplies him with false identiy papers and money readying his escape to Warsaw, but ...
1942, 19 November  Schulz is killed in a street of the ghetto by Karl Günther, a Gestapo officer, in revenge for the shooting of his own protégée, a dentist called Löwe, by Landau.


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