Géza Gárdonyi

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Gárdonyi, Géza


Born Aug. 3, 1863, in Agard; died Oct. 30, 1922, in Eger. Hungarian writer; became a newspaper worker in 1888.

Gárdonyi’s novella The Lantern (1896) tells of rural life of the mid-19th century, and his short stories realistically portray the life of the peasants and rural intelligentsia (the collection My Village, 1898). He was the author of poems (the collection April, 1894) and historical novels about the struggle against the Turkish conquerors (The Stars of Eger, 1901; Russian translation, 1956; and others).


Munkái, vols. 1-20. Budapest, 1913.
Kék pille. Budapest, 1961.
Isten rabjai. Budapest, 1964.
Szegény ember jó órája, vols. 1-2. Budapest, 1964.


Klaniczay, T., J. Szauder, and M. Szabolcsi. Kratkaia istoriia vengerskoi literatury XI-XX v. Budapest, 1962. Pages 196-97.
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The novelist Geza Gardonyi related a scene, in his most famous novel Egri Csillagok [Stars of Eger] published in 1901, in which a Turkish janissary orders one of his Hungarian prisoners to cook up some lamb gulyas, with "onions followed by plenty of paprika.
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