Onto-theo-logy according to Bruno Schulz

The article focuses primarily on the ontological status of the object. Schulz’s stories often feature as nodal points ordinary things that in the eyes of the characters are transformed into extraordinary things. To describe this transformation, the author focuses on one story – “Spring”. The main aim of the texts is to reconstruct Schulz’s ideas about the ontology of things. Heidegger’s late philosophy is used as the instrument for carrying out this reconstruction. The author tries not to overuse Heidegger’s nomenclature; however, he extracts from Schulz’s story the figure of the “quadrilateral”, the “Between” that exists between the earth and sky, and the gods and mortals.