Grave & Gay – Selections from his Work

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Szerző-Author: Karinthy Frigyes

(humorous writings)

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Típus-Type: antikvár
Állapot-Condition: good
Kiadó-Publisher: Corvina , 1973
Nyelv-Language: english
Oldalszám-Pages: 246
Kötés-Binding: hardcover
Azonosító-Item number: 13-030
Cikkszám: 13-030 Kategóriák: , Címke:


Frigyes Karinthy (1887-1938) was one of the most versatile and exciting figures of twentieth-century Hungarian literature. In the course of his intellectual adventures he conquered an unparalleled variety of literary genres—humorous sketches, satires, short stories, novels, literary parodies as well as poems, dramas, cabaret sketches and essays. His prose in the first decade of this century places him among the earliest literary representatives of in-depth psychological analysis, while another side of his writing reveals him as a precursor of absurd humor.

The alternate use of the tragic and humorous approach is characteristic of his literary attitude; indeed the same theme is often treated from both angles. The concept of the present selection is based on this very duality in Karinthy. His principal themes are the man-woman relationship, the conflict between the conscious and subconscious self, all of which are present in this volume in dramatic and humorous, tragic and grotesque interpretations alike.