Andor Gabor

Gabor, Andor

 

Born Jan. 24, 1884, in the village of Újneppuszta; died Jan. 21, 1953, in Budapest. Hungarian writer; joined the Communist Party in 1919. Graduated from the University of Budapest.

In his early poems and newspaper satire, Gábor ridiculed bigoted and philistine mores. He participated in the revolutionary events in Hungary in 1918-19. Gabor emigrated to Vienna in 1920 and to Berlin in 1926 and lived in the USSR from 1933 to 1945. In his poems he exposed the White terror and the Horthy reaction (the collection of poems My Home-land, 1920). He wrote antifascist short stories and articles. Gábor was awarded the Kossuth Prize in 1953.

WORKS

Összegyütött muvei, vols. 1-10. Budapest, 1953-58.
In Russian translation: Vengerskie Stikhi. Moscow, 1942.
Kuda ty, Vengriia? Tashkent, 1943.

REFERENCES

Vengerskaia revoliutsionnaia poeziia. Moscow-Leningrad, 1925.
Antologiia vengerskoi poezii. Moscow, 1952.
Klaniczai, T., J. Szauder, and M. Szabolcsi. Kratkaia istoriia vengerskoi literatury. Budapest, 1962. Pages 306-308.
Diószegi, A. Gábor Andor. Budapest, 1966. (Bibliography, pp. 179-83.)