Szántó, Győrgy

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SZÁNTÓ, GYŐRGY (1893–1961), Hungarian novelist and author. Szántó, who turned from art to literature after becoming totally blind, wrote autobiographical novels such as Fekete éveim ("My Black Years," 1934) and other prose works, notably Bábel tornya ("The Tower of Babel," 1926) and Mata Hari (1928). After World War ii he conformed in his writings with the requirements of Marxist literature.