Forum schulzowskie w budowie
A periodical devoted exclusively to Bruno Schulz – his life and work – should have been founded long ago. This Polish language writer of Jewish descent, born in now Ukrainian Drogobych, has been easily crossing the barriers of more and more languages. Seventy years after his death, Schulz keeps attracting more and more readers, connecting generations internationally. It is indeed high time for the expanding “international” of professional Schulz buffs to have their forum that will provide a congenial meeting place and a space of continuing dialogue. There is no reason for the global debate about Schulz to go on according to the rhythm of anniversaries. Continuous cooperation of Schulz experts may result in several joint projects. Such a collective effort is now necessary, first of all to take another critical look at the surviving literary and artistic Schulz archive to put it in order and at last publish his Collected Works. Schulz’s biography is also still full of secrets. It is not only the work of the Book’s author, but also his life that is still a challenge and a task. The third field of interest for the Schulz/Forum should be this strange and hybrid construct which is called Schulz studies. It seems that our discipline should also take a critical look at itself, start putting in order its domain, and introduce some procedures of testing and validating discourses about Schulz, which keep disseminating like the weeds he so often described in his fiction.