Karinthy, Ferenc

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KARINTHY, FERENC (1921–1992), Hungarian author and playwright. Raised as a non-Jew, Karinthy neither denied nor emphasized his Jewish roots but does not deal with Jewish subjects in his writings. His Budapesti tavasz ("Springtime in Budapest," 1953), while bowing to the requirements of the era, gives nevertheless a vivid picture of postwar Budapest.

[Eva Kondor]