Publisher: Jerzy Ficowski

Year: 1983

Format: hardcover

condition: vintage


"The Booke of Idolatry" includes 67 drawings and prints by Schulz and an account of his life and career by Jerzy Ficowski. The idolatry of the title appears to refer to prints and drawings depicting women, clothed and unclothed, enjoying the attention of groveling men. Some women are seen with whips and one drawing is titled "Female Sadists." "Bruno Schulz (July 12, 1892 - November 19, 1942) was a Polish writer, fine artist, literary critic and art teacher born to Jewish parents,[1] and regarded as one of the great Polish-language prose stylists of the 20th century. Schulz was born in Drohobych, in the Austrian sector of the Partitioned Poland, and spent most of his life there. He was killed by a German Nazi officer."


The Booke of Idolatry