Illyés Gyula

Illyés Gyula (born as Illés Gyula; 2 November 1902 - 15 April 1983) was a Hungarian poet, novelist, dramatist, translator and editor. He is posthumous member of Digital Literary Academy.
He was one of the so-called népi ("from the people") writers, named so because they aimed to show – propelled by strong sociological interest and left-wing convictions – the disadvantageous conditions of their native land. He translated from many languages, French being the most important, but - with the help of rough translations - his volume of translations from the ancient Chinese classics remains a milestone.


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