A Night of the High Season

Bruno Schulz (1892 – 1942) is one of the most imaginative writers of the 20th century and a key touchstone in the history of weird fiction. His collections The Street of Crocodiles (first published in English in 1963) and Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass (1988) are classics of literature, marked by Schulz’s unique and powerful aesthetic: […]

The Comet

Bruno Schulz (1892 — 1942) was a Polish writer of stories that share some affinity with the work of Alfred Kubin, Franz Kafka, Leonora Carrington, and Michael Cisco, among others. He was shot dead by a Nazi officer when he ventured into an “Aryan” section of his town during World War II. A great prose stylist, Schulz created a mythical childhood […]

The Sanatorium at the Sign of the Hourglass: The Classic, Translated by John Curran Davis

English-language translations of iconic Polish writer Bruno Schulz include The Street of Crocodiles (1963) and Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass (1988). The title story from the latter collection, first published in 1937, appears in The Weird compendium. The latest translation of “The Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass” is by John Curran Davis, […]