"Szerb belongs with the master novelists of the 20th century" PAUL BAILEY Daily Telegraph "May Szerb"s re-entry into our literary pantheon be definitive" ALBERTO MANGUEL Financial Times
About the Author
Antal Szerb was born into a cultivated family of Jewish descent in 1901. He graduated in German, English and Hungarian, and rapidly established himself as a formidable scholar, publishing books on drama and poetry, studies of Blake and Ibsen, and Histories of English, Hungarian and World Literature. In 1933 he was elected president of the Hungarian Literary Academy. He was also known as an essayist, playwright and as the author of various novellas and a historical fiction, The Queen’s Necklace. He died in a labour camp in 1945.