Földes, Jolán

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FÖLDES, JOLÁN (1903–1963), Hungarian author. After leaving Hungary in the 1920s, Jolán Földes published the novel Mária jól érett (1932; Prelude to Love, c. 1938), but was forced to earn her living in menial occupations. She achieved fame with her prize-winning novel A halászó macska utcája ("The Street of the Fishing Cat," 1936), which portrayed the life of émigrés in Paris. She died in London.