Fiction. Short Story. Hidden in the pages of Dawn: The Journal of Petroleum Officials in Boryslav for nearly a century, the short story "Undula" represents the likely literary debut of Bruno Schulz. Published under the pseudonym Marceli Weron, "Undula" teems with Schulz's unmistakble voice, offering an important look into the nascent workings of his writing mind. Long thought to have been a literary late-bloomer, this breathtaking story—risque even by his standards—provides a glimpse of the formative period of one of the twentieth century's great prose stylists.
Bruno Schulz (1892-1942) was an author, artist, critic, and teacher from Drohobych, at the time a town in Austrian Galicia. Widely renowned as one of the twentieth century's greatest prose stylists, Schulz left behind only a small body of work, including two collections of short stories, as well as assorted letters, essays, and a handful of additional pieces of short fiction. Schulz died in 1942 after being shot by a Gestapo officer in the street. Tragically, many of his final works have been lost, including the fabled novel, The Messiah.Author City: DROHOBYCH POL