Kosztolányi Dezső

  • Born: (Szabadka, Hungary)
  • Died: (Budapest, Hungary)

Kosztolányi Dezső was a Hungarian poet and prose-writer.
He also produced literary translations in Hungarian, such as Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet", "The Winter's Tale", Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland", Thornton Wilder's "The Bridge of San Luis Rey", Lord Alfred Douglas' memoirs on Oscar Wilde and Rudyard Kipling's "If-". He was the first authentic translator of Rilke's poetry, and he worked a Hungarian masterpiece after Paul Valéry's "Cimetiere Marin".

His wife was the actress and writer Kosztolányi Dezsőné Harmos Ilona.

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