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Book Title: The Angry Angel|
The author of the book: Lajos Zilahy
Date of issue: 2008
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 1.31 MB
Edition: Prentice-Hall Inc.
Read full description of the books The Angry Angel:Arranca El ángel del odio con la crónica del entierro del patriarca de la familia Dukay, que coincide con los primeros cañonazos de la invasión nazi en Polonia en los primeros compases de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. A través del destino individual de los principales miembros de los Dukay —uno de los linajes con mayor abolengo de todo el antiguo imperio austrohúngaro— asistimos tanto al final de un mundo como de una época.
Esta novela, que el célebre escritor húngaro Lajos Zilahy (1891-1974) empezó a escribir en su escondrijo durante la ocupación nazi de Budapest en 1944 y que concluyó en su exilio norteamericano en 1953, abarca los años 1939-1950, y al tiempo que mezcla la novela histórica con la novela romántica, constituye sin duda uno de los testimonios novelados más imperecederos sobre la época filonazi y comunista en Hungría.
Read information about the authorLajos Zilahy was a Hungarian novelist and playwright. Born in Nagyszalonta (called Salonta in Romania) in Transylvania, then part of the Kingdom of Hungary, an entity of Austria-Hungary, he studied law at the University of Budapest before serving in the Austro-Hungarian army during the First World War, in which he was wounded on the Eastern Front - an experience which later informed his bestselling novel Two Prisoners (Két fogoly).
He was also active in film. His 1928 novel Something Is Drifting on the Water (Valamit visz a víz) was filmed twice. His play The General was filmed as The Virtuous Sin in 1930 and The Rebel in 1931.
Edited Híd (The Bridge) 1940-1944, an art periodical. Opposed both fascism and communism. In 1939 he established a film studio named Pegazus, which operated until the end of 1943. Pegazus produced motion pictures and Zilahy directed some of them. In 1944, his play Fatornyok (Wooden Towers) was banned. Gave all assets to government treasury in early 1940s for use in educating youth in world peace, which led to the establishment of Kitűnőek Iskolája.
He wrote the 1943 screenplay himself and co-directed it with Gusztáv Oláh in Hungary under the international English title Something Is in the Water. The Czechoslovakian screenplay was written by Imre Gyöngyössy, Ján Kadár and Elmar Klos, and directed by the latter two with a Serbian, Slovak, Hungarian, Czech and American cast on location at the Danube in Slovakia under the title Desire Called Anada in Czech (Touha zvaná Anada, 1969) and Slovak (Túžba zvaná Anada), with Adrift as its English title.
Lajos Zilahy became the Secretary General of Hungarian PEN but his liberal views placed him at odds, first with the right-wing Horthy regime and later with the post-war Communist government. Zilahy left Hungary in 1947, spending the rest of his life in exile in the USA, where he completed A Dukay család, a trilogy of novels (Century in Scarlet, The Dukays, The Angry Angel) chronicling the history of a fictitious Hungarian aristocratic family from the Napoleonic era to the middle of the twentieth century. He died in Novi Sad, Serbia, then part of Yugoslavia.
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