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Szerb, Antal 1901-1945

Works: 264 works in 1,287 publications in 16 languages and 4,215 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Historical fiction  Novels  Satire  Interviews  Biography  Drama 
Roles: Author, Translator, Creator, for, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: PH3351.S86, 894.511332
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Most widely held works by Antal Szerb
Journey by moonlight by Antal Szerb( Book )

163 editions published between 1937 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trouble begins in Venice, the first stop on Erzsi and Mihaly's honeymoon tour of Italy. Here Erzsi discovers that her new husband prefers wandering back alleys on his own to her company. The trouble picks up in Ravenna, where a hostile man zooms up on a motorcycle as the couple are sitting at an outdoor cafe. It's Janos, someone Mihaly hasn't seen for years, and he wants Mihaly to come with him in search of Ervin, their childhood friend. The trouble comes to a head when Mihaly misses the train he and Erzsi are due to take to Rome. Off he goes across Italy, wandering from city to city, haunted and accosted by a strange array of figures from the troubled youth that he thought he had left behind: There are the charismatic siblings, Eva and Tamas, whose bizarre amateur theatricals linked sex and death forever in his mind; Ervin, a Jew turned Catholic monk who was his rival for Eva's love; and again, that ruffian on the motorcycle
The Pendragon legend by Antal Szerb( Book )

152 editions published between 1927 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective and mystery stories. Szerb was a passionate Anglophile, and it was while studying in the UK that he wrote this novel set in London and Wales. Part philosophical thriller, comedy, murder-mystery, romance and ghost story, it was written in a style he termed 'the new frivolism' as he explored serious themes through lightweight genres
Hungarian short stories( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ungarische Literaturgeschichte by Antal Szerb( Book )

112 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The queen's necklace by Antal Szerb( Book )

70 editions published between 1942 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of Marie Antoinette's necklace. This book examines the many and diverse elements that contributed to it, while celebrating aspects of the age few historians ever consider
Oliver VII by Antal Szerb( Book )

43 editions published between 1966 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE RESTLESS RULER of an obscure Central European state plots a coup against himself and escapes to Venice in search of 'real' experience. There he falls in with a team of con-men and ends up, to his own surprise, impersonating himself. His journey through successive levels of illusion and reality teaches him much about the world, about his own nature and the paradoxes of the human condition
A világirodalom története by Antal Szerb( Book )

82 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love in a bottle : selected short stories and novellas by Antal Szerb( Book )

41 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

#X93;Here you have Szerb in miniature#x85; revealing his multi-faceted genius" Nicholas Lezard, Guardian This selection of Antal Szerb's stories and novellas, set first in a quasi-mythical past and then in the London and Paris of the Thirties, provides an exhilarating guide to the writer's development, from precocious beginnings to a masterful maturity. In these unforgettable tales#x97;two of which are new to this edition#x97;Szerb displays his irrepressible love of life and the gentle irony that became his hallmark
The third tower : journeys in Italy by Antal Szerb( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A typically brilliant, ironic and moving travelogue by one of the twentieth century's greatest writers In August 1936 a Hungarian writer in his mid-thirties arrives by train in Venice, on a journey overshadowed by the coming war and charged with intense personal nostalgia. Aware that he might never again visit this land whose sites and scenes had once exercised a strange and terrifying power over his imagination, he immerses himself in a stream of discoveries, reappraisals and inevitable self-revelations. From Venice, he traces the route taken by the Germanic invaders of old down to Ravenna, to stand, fulfilling a lifelong dream, before the sacred mosaics of San Vitale. This journey into his private past brings Antal Szerb firmly, and at times painfully, up against an explosive present, producing some memorable observations on the social wonders and existential horrors of Mussolini's new Roman Imperium. Antal Szerb was born in Budapest in 1901. Best known in the West as a novelist and short story writer, he was also a prolific scholar whose interests ranged widely across the whole field of European literature. Debarred from a university post by reason of his Jewish ancestry, he taught in a commercial secondary school until increasing persecution led to his brutal death in a labour camp, in 1945. Yet the tone of his writing is almost always deceptively light, the fierce intelligence softened by a gentle tolerance, wry humour and understated irony. Pushkin Press's publications of Szerb's work include his novels Journey by Moonlight, Oliver VII and The Pendragon Legend, as well as the short story collection Love in a Bottle and the history The Queen's Necklace
Gondolatok a könyvtárban by Antal Szerb( Book )

23 editions published between 1946 and 1981 in Hungarian and Undetermined and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A varázsló eltöri pálcáját by Antal Szerb( Book )

33 editions published between 1948 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ungarische Literaturgeschichte by Antal Szerb( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in Undetermined and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Suche nach dem Wunder : Umschau und Problematik in der modernen Romanliteratur by Antal Szerb( Book )

11 editions published in 1938 in German and English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reis bij maanlicht : roman by Antal Szerb( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in Dutch and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Op hun huwelijksreis naar het vooroorlogse Italië komt een Hongaars echtpaar tot dieper inzicht in zichzelf en anderen
Geschichte der Weltliteratur by Antal Szerb( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Budapesti kalauz Marslakók számára by Antal Szerb( Book )

19 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in Hungarian and Undetermined and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A század eleji Budapestet bemutató kötet – melyben maga Szerb Antal az idegenvezető – fekete-fehér miniatűr képekkel illusztrált. Szerb Antalnak kedves és gyakorta visszatérő ideája volt, hogy bizonyos dolgokat leghívebben teljesen kívülállóknak lehet bemutatni. Regényelméletében például fiktív marslakóhoz szól, s szintén "neki" szánta ugyanabban az évben (1935-ben) megjelent Budapest-kalauzát is. A bédekker így egyszerre válhatott lényegkiemelővé, hisz a marslakó nem lehet untatni felesleges részletekkel, és fölöttébb szubjektívvé, hisz egy abszolút nem a Földről valónak az mondhat-írhat a szerző, amihez épp kedve szottyan. A korabeli fotókkal illusztrált írás lehetővé teszi az olvasónak, hogy bebarangolja a huszadik század eleji fővárost, rácsodálkozzon a bájos részletekre: a Citadellára, a hidakra, a Szent Anna templomra, az óbudai utcácskákra, s mindazon helyekre, ahol - legalábbis a szerző szerint - szerelmet vallani, sőt, csókot lopni ildomos
Gedanken in der Bibliothek Essays über die Literaturen Europas by Antal Szerb( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A középkor alkonya by Johan Huizinga( Book )

21 editions published between 1937 and 1996 in Hungarian and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Száz vers : görög, latin, angol, francia, német, olasz válogatott költemények eredeti szövege és magyar fordítása by Antal Szerb( Book )

17 editions published between 1943 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Akitől ellopták az időt : Szerb Antal emlékezete( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in Hungarian and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.73 (from 0.35 for Hungarian ... to 0.97 for Szerb Anta ...)

Journey by moonlight
The Pendragon legendThe queen's necklaceOliver VII
Alternative Names
Antal Serb

Antal Szerb

Antal, Szerb, 1901-1945

Antal Szerb écrivain hongrois

Antal Szerb escriptor hongarès

Antal Szerb escritor húngaro

Antal Szerb Hongaars schrijver (1901-1945)

Antal Szerb Hungarian writer

Antal Szerb maďarský spisovatel a literární historik

Antal Szerb pisarz węgierski

Antal Szerb scriitor maghiar

Antal Szerb scrittore ungherese

Antal Szerb ungarischer Literaturwissenschaftler und Schriftsteller

Antal Szerb ungersk författare

Redcliff, A. H.

Redcliff, A.H. 1901-1945


Serb, Antal 1901-1945

Serbas Antalas

Szerb, Antal, 1901-1945

Szerb Antal magyar író, irodalomtörténész

Szerb Antoine 1901-1945

Szerb, Anton

Szerb, Anton 1901-1945

Антал Серб венгерский писатель

Антал Серб мађарски књижевник

Антал Серб угорський вчений і письменник

אנטאל סרב סופר הונגרי


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