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Life on the Margins: Bruno Schulz and the Hasidic Kabbalah


Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 6:00 pm

William Mong Hall, Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge

Eminent Polish philosopher Professor Agata Bielik-Robson presented the works of the Polish-Jewish writer Bruno Schulz (1892-1942) in the context of Hasidism and the Kabbalah. The talk was followed by a lively audience discussion.

Bruno Schulz was one of the most innovative European writers of the interwar period. His fantastical stories transformed the everyday life of a small Polish-Jewish-Ukrainian provincial town into a splendid realm of the imagination.

Agata Bielik-Robson is one of Poland's best-known public intellectuals. She is Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Nottingham and a member of the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw.



Agata Bielik-Robson at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge

Stanley Bill, Lecturer in Polish Studies, and Agata Bielik-Robson