Born Feb. 5, 1883, in Apostag, Hungary; died Oct. 28, 1954, in Budapest. Hungarian writer. Son of a peasant; a lawyer by education. Member of the Hungarian Communist Party from 1945.
Beginning in 1908, Nagy published novellas depicting and criticizing life in bourgeois Hungary. He welcomed the proletarian revolution of 1919 and expressed his democratic views in his feuilletons and short stories of the 1920’s and 1930’s. Nagy is the author of the factual novels Kiskunhalmot (1934), Three Hungarian Cities (1935), and The Mask of the Village (1937), the novellas The Pupil (1945) and The Village (1946), and the autobiographical novels The Rebel (1949) and The Fugitive (1954). He received the Kossuth Prize in 1948.
WORKSPincenapló. Budapest, 1965.
Válogatott karcolatok. Budapest, 1957.
In Russian translation:
Novelly. Compilation and introduction by I. Lippay. Moscow, 1963.
REFERENCESKlaniczai, T., J. Sauder, and M. Szabolcsi. Kratkaia istoriia vengerskoi literatury XI-XX v. [Budapest] 1962.
Kardos, P. Nagy L. élete és müvei. Budapest, 1958.