Gyula Krúdy

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Gyula Krúdy
Writer and journalist
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Krúdy, Gyula


Born Oct. 21, 1878, in Nyíregyháza; died May 12, 1933, in Budapest. Hungarian writer.

Krúdy was the son of a lawyer. His short stories The Youth of Sindbad (1911), The Red Stagecoach (1914), Seven Owls (1922), and The Elegant Life of Kálman Rezéda (1933) depicted the almost spectral monotonous life of the provinces and the decline of the Hungarian gentry. Many of Krúdy’s articles and essays evince his sympathy for the Hungarian proletarian revolution of 1919.


Három király. Budapest, 1958.
A fehérlábúu Gaálné, vols. 1–2. Budapest, 1959.
Éji zene. Budapest, 1961.


Klaniszay, T., J. Szauder, and M. Szabolcsi. Kratkaia istoriia vengerskoi titeratury XI-XX veka. Budapest, 1962.
Diosegi, A. In the collection Venegerskie posledovateli Turgeneva: Vengersko-russkie literaturnye sviazi. Moscow, 1964. [13–1464—3]
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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In Budapest, after a trip to the beautiful bookstore Alexandra housed in a jewel-like Art-Nouveau building on Andrassy Avenue, I settled on a bench in a leafy park square and read The Charmed Life of Kazmer Rezeda by Gyula Krudy set in upperclass Budapest just before the Balkan Wars of 1912-1913.
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