Ferenc Molnar and the Austro-Hungarian 'Fin de Siecle' / Edition 1

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One of Hungary's most prolific authors during the first half of the 20th century, Ferenc Molnar was widely read and respected by audiences throughout Europe. This study provides an analysis of Molnar's early literary work (1898-1920) in the context of the cultural milieu of turn-of-the-century Austria-Hungary. The book seeks also to shed light on the socio-historical condition and literary developments in 'Fin-De-Siecle' Budapest.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820416649
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/1992
  • Series: Austrian Culture Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 136

Table of Contents

I Social and Literary Developments in Late Nineteenth Century Austria-Hungary 1
The Socio-Political Milieu
The Literary Trends
II Patriotic Sentiments, Jewish-Assimilation, and Literary Trends In Turn-of-the-Century Budapest 29
The Paul Street Boys
The Swan
III The Urban Milieu 55
The Hungry City
Coal Thieves
IV Molnar's Female Figures: Development and Character Traits 83
V Conclusion: Molnar The International Hungarian Writer 105
Notes 119
Bibliography 129
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