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Ferenc Molnar and the Austro-Hungarian 'Fin de Siècle'


Istvan Varkonyi

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-Siècle' Budapest.
Contents: Three recurring themes in Molnar's work is devoted to individual chapters in the book: the urban environment, inter-sexual relationships, national-identity/nationalism.