Artist and author Bruno Schulz only published two books–“Cinnamon Shops” and “Sanatorium Under the Sign of Hourglass”–before he was murdered by the Gestapo in 1942.
Tonight authors David Grossman and Jonathan Safran Foer will host a tribute to the great Polish novelist at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. The show starts at 8 pm, and will feature a screening of the Quay Brothers’ animated film Street of Crocodiles–an adaptation of the Schulz short story.
Here’s more from the release: “‘I wanted to write a book that would tremble on the shelf,’ wrote Israeli novelist David Grossman, whose ‘See Under: Love’ stands as a lasting tribute to Schulz. ‘That would equal the blink of an eye in a man’s life…the kind of ‘life’ that Schulz’s writing showed me.”