József Kiss

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Kiss, József


Born Nov. 30, 1843, in Mezócsát; died Dec. 21, 1921, in Budapest. Hungarian poet; son of an innkeeper.

Impressionistic notes are sounded in Kiss’ collections Poems (1876 and 1891), Falling Leaves (1908), and Twilight Falls and Day Breaks (1920). Social themes occupy an important place in his work. His revolutionary poems “Lights” (1896) and “Prince Potemkin” (1905) have been included in anthologies. From 1890 to 1921 he edited the journal A Hét, which played a certain role in the appearance of democratic themes in literature.


Komlós, A. A magyar költészet Petöfitöl Adyig. Budapest, 1959.
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