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Concentration, Penetration, Form
Concentration, Penetration, Form

Author(s): Mihály Szegedy-Maszák
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Society of the Hungarian Quarterly

Summary/Abstract: Dezsô Kosztolányi occupies something of a unique position in Hungarian literature. He is the only Hungarian author to have succeeded not only in writing first-rate lyric verse and narrative and essayistic prose, but also in producing a wide range of translations of lasting value. He was born in Szabadka, a town in southern Hungary (today Subotica in Voivodina, a province of Serbia), on 29 March 1885, the child of a family whose background reflected the social mobility of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy at the close of the 19th century. His father, Árpád Kosztolányi, traced his origins back to the late 9th century, when Hungarians settled in the Carpathian basin. His mother, Eulália Brenner, was of German bourgeois parentage.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 200
  • Page Range: 43-55
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English