Antal Szerb


Born
in Budapest, Hungary
May 01, 1901

Died
January 27, 1945

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Antal Szerb was a noted Hungarian scholar and writer. He is generally considered to be one of the major Hungarian writers of the 20th century.

Szerb was born in 1901 to assimilated Jewish parents in Budapest, but baptized Catholic. He studied Hungarian, German and later English, obtaining a doctorate in 1924. From 1924 to 1929 he lived in France and Italy, also spending a year in London, England.

As a student he published essays on Georg Trakl and Stefan George, and quickly established a formidable reputation as a scholar, writing erudite studies of William Blake and Henrik Ibsen among other works. Elected President of the Hungarian Literary Academy in 1933 - aged just 32 -, he published his first novel, The Pendragon Legend (which draws upo
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The Pendragon Legend

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Love in a Bottle

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A világirodalom története

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A magyar irodalom  törtenete

4.75 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 1934
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A varázsló eltöri pálcáját

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