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Babits, Mihály

Entry updated 26 July 2021. Tagged: Author, Editor.

(1883-1941) Hungarian editor, translator (from English and German) and author, best known for his poetry, the finest example of which is probably the autobiographical Jönas konyve ["The Book of Jonah"] (1938). His sf novel, A Gólyakalifa ["The Caliph's Stork"] (1918; trans anon as The Nightmare 1966), is of interest in its depiction of a split personality. A utopian novel, Elza pilóta vagy a tökelétes társadalom ["The Pilot Elza, or The Perfect Society"] (1933), remains untranslated. [JC]

see also: Hungary.

Mihály Babits

born Szekszard, Hungary: 26 November 1883

died Budapest, Hungary: 4 August 1941

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