With An Essay By Bruno Schulz

Skamander. Miesięcznik poetycki. / Rok Dwunasty. Lipiec-Wrzesień 1938. Tom Dwunasty. Zeszyt XCVI-XCVIII. [Skamander. Poetic Magazine. Year Twelve. July-September 1938. Volume Twelve. Issue XCVI-XCVIII.]

Warszawa: Antoni Borman, Mieczysław Grydzewski, 1938. First edition. In publisher’s illustrated wrappers. Cover design by Jadwiga Hładki-Wajwódowa. 2), (131)-192 p.
. Cover slightly worn. Cover and first page dog-eared. Pages slightly yellowed due to ageing with light foxing here and there. In fine condition.

Issue 96-98 of the Polish literary magazine, Skamander, including Bruno Schulz’s essay on Witold Gombrowicz’s 1937 novel, Ferdydurke.

Bruno Schulz (1892–1942) was a Polish-Jewish writer, literary critic and graphic artist who is regarded as one of the greatest Polish prosaists of the last century. His writings were regularly published in the magazine Skamander. This issue contains Schulz’s extensive essay on Witold Gombrowicz’s (1904–1969) first novel, Ferdydurke which was first published in 1938 with its cover designed by Schulz himself.

Skamander, published in 1920 – 1928 and between 1935 and 1939, was the main organ of the eponymous Polish literary group, founded around 1916 by five Polish poet. The group, that got its name from the Greek mythological figure of Scamander. The Polish visual artist, illustrator and sculptor, Jadwiga Hładki-Wajwódowa (1904–1944) designed the covers of the magazine from its re-establishment in 1935.


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