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Gyula Illyés

GYULA ILLYÉS (1902–1983) worked and studied in Paris between 1920 and 1926, and became connected with the Surrealist poets and artists. Back in Hungary, in the Thirties, he was invited to work on the literary magazine Nyugat (The West) by the Editor-in-Chief, the famous poet and writer, Mihály Babits. Anti-Nazi, a leader of the National Peasant Party, the Communists tried to win Illyés for their causes after World War II, with no success. His secretly written poem from 1950, One Sentence on Tyranny, became the emblematic work of the October 1956 Revolution, banned in Hungary until the late 1980s. Returning to publication in 1961, Illyés lived to a productive and succesful old age, renewing his poetry, writing dramas, translations and essays.


2016. November 21. 15:59
"The missing 1956–57 part of the Diary of Gyula Illyés (1902–1983) was found in the attic of the family house in Buda, in April 2014, in an envelope, hidden among miscellaneous papers in a wooden box. It covers the days of the Revolution and the early days of the Soviet retaliation, from 25 October to 31 January."
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2012. December 2. 16:28
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CHAPTER TWELVE: The defencelessness of the girls. The morals of the puszta. The conquerors
2011. July 25. 19:50
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A Selection of Poems by Gyula Illyés, Translated by Bruce Berlind
2011. March 10. 21:34
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