Zsigmond Móricz

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Móricz Zsigmond (1923) painted by Rippl-Rónai József (1861–1927)

Zsigmond Móricz (June 29, 1879September 4, 1942) was a Hungarian novelist and Social Realist.


[edit] Early life and education

He went to school at Debreceni Református Kollégium (1891-1893), Sárospataki Kollégium (1894-1896), and in Kisujszállás (1896-1898). In 1899, he enrolled at Debreceni Református Kollégium to study theology, but transferred into law after only six months.

In 1903, he began to work at Az Újság, remaining there until 1909.

During the revolutionary government after World War I, he was vice president of Vörösmarty Academy. After its fall, his plays were not performed in the National Theater, and his work was published only in Nyugat and Az Est. His first wife committed suicide, and he remarried. At the end of 1929 he became the prose editor for Nyugat.

[edit] Work

He wrote about the Hungarian peasantry and issues of poverty.

[edit] Bibliography

  • Légy jó mindhalálig - Be Faithful Unto Death (1921)
  • Rokonok - Relations (1932)
  • Hét krajcár - Seven Pennies and Other Short Stories (1907)
  • Az ezüstkirály sípja. Iromba J - Silver King’s Flute, the; Broody Jankó

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