Gold in the Mud : A Hungarian Peasant Novel
About Gold in the Mud (Sárarany, 1910) Torn between the torpid bliss of his home life and a seething quest for prosperity, Dani Turi, the peasant Don Juan and leader of Kiskara village, follows his urge to break the bonds of his low social status, only to find his path barred by the aristocratic landowners bent on maintaining their centuries-long hold on the reins of power. Zsigmond Móricz (1879-1942), one of Hungary's greatest novelists and the first to portray the peasant classes with full regard for their human aspirations, reveals in this riveting narrative his mastery in drawing complex characters and evoking the unique atmosphere of rural Hungary.
- Paperback | 352 pages
- 127 x 203 x 20mm | 381g
- 30 Jul 2014
- Library Cat Publishing
About Zsigmond Moricz
Zsigmond Moricz was born in 1879 in the Tiszacsecse region of eastern Hungary to a poor peasant family. Author of over twenty novels and many more novellas and stories, he is most famous for his work Be Faithful Unto Death (Legy jo mindhalalig, 1921), the touching story of a schoolboy growing up in post-WWI Hungary. Moricz died in Budapest in 1942.