Ambrus, Zoltán

NOVELIST, SHORT STORY WRITER, CRITIC, TRANSLATOR (HUNGARY)
BORN 22 Feb 1861, Debrecen - DIED 28 Feb 1932, Budapest
GRAVE LOCATION Budapest: Kerepesi cemetery (46-01-93)

Zoltán Ambrus was the son of a railroad official. He studied law in Budapest. After his father died when he was eighteen years old he had to support the family. He worked for a bank where László Arany encouraged him to pursue a literary career. He went to Paris in 1885 to study at the Collčge de France and the Sorbonne. After his return in Budapest he published short stories and he became the editor of Új Magyar Szemle in 1900. In 1906 he published his novel "Midás király". He made a living grom his writing until 1917. From 1917 to 1922 he was the director the National Theatre.

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The grave of Zoltán Ambrus at the Kerepesi cemetery, Budapest.
Picture by Androom (05 Aug 2018)

 

Sources
Hungarian Authors by Albert Tezla


Amicis, Edmondo de

Published: 17 Mar 2019
Last update: 17 Mar 2019