Antal Szerb

Antal Szerb

Antal Szerb (1901–1945) was a noted Hungarian scholar and writer. He is recognized as one of the major Hungarian literary personalities of the 20th century.

Antal Szerb was born into a cultivated Budapest family of Jewish descent. Graduating in German and English, he rapidly established himself as a prolific scholar, publishing books on drama and poetry, studies of Ibsen and Blake, and histories of English, Hungarian, and world literature. His first novel, The Pendragon Legend, was written in 1934. Journey by Moonlight appeared in 1937, followed in 1943 by The Queen’s Necklace and various volumes of novellas. He died in the forced-labour camp at Balf in January 1945.

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Nicholas Lezard: A Hungarian in Wales. Guardian 17.6.2006.
Paul Bailey: The Pendragon Legend. Independent 10.7.2006.
The Pendragon Legend. Complete Review.
Richard Hyfler: The Pendragon Legend. Forbes 31.10.2007.
James Higgs: The Pendragon Legend. 26 books 27.1.2007.

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