Peter Esterházy ( Hungarian. ; April 14, 1950 , Budapest - July 14, 2016 ) - Hungarian writer.
|Hungarian Eszterházy Péter|
|Date of Birth||April 14, 1950|
|Place of Birth||Budapest , Hungary|
|Date of death||July 14, 2016 (66 years old)|
|Place of death|
|Language of Works||Hungarian|
Born in 1950 in Budapest in the aristocratic family of Esterhazy . His grandfather, Count Moritz Esterhazy , briefly served as Prime Minister of Hungary . Father - Count Matyash Esterhazy (1919-1998), mother - Irene Magdolna Magnyoki (1916-1980). Brother, born (b. 1956), footballer playing for Hungary . He was married to Reen Margit (born 1952), raised four children.
He graduated from a religious gymnasium, then received a mathematical education at the University . Laurent Etves, finished it in 1974 . He worked as a programmer at the Institute of Computing Engineering under the Ministry of Engineering, and since 1978 he has been a professional writer.
The first novel , Fanchiko and Pinta, was published in 1976 (Russian translation: 1990). Currently, the author of 28 works. The author of such books: “Production Novel”, “Woman”, “Stuffed Swan”, “From the Ivory Tower”.
In Hungary, several hundred studies have been published criticizing his work; Winner of many prestigious Hungarian and international literary awards. Esterhazy’s novels and stories have been translated into more than 20 languages ( English , Bulgarian , Czech , Danish , Finnish , French , Hebrew , Dutch , Croatian , Japanese , Polish , Lithuanian , German , Norwegian , Italian , Russian , Portuguese , Romanian , Spanish , Swedish , Serbian , Slovak , Slovenian , Turkish , Ukrainian ), his works are widely known both at home and abroad.
Peter Esterházy is one of the leaders of Hungarian and European postmodernism . His works are characterized by intertextuality, citation, fragmentation, as well as mosaicism. First of all, instead of history, the text is important for him and he directs his emphasis on it. There are a large number of references in his works; Hungarian culture is very significant for him. The writer also pays a lot of attention to the transformation of cultures of Eastern European countries and the history of totalitarian societies.
Publications in Russian
Books in Russian were published such as: “A Production Novel” (first published in Hungary in 1979 ), which brought the writer worldwide fame (Russian translation 2001 ), “Small Hungarian Pornography” ( 1984 , Russian translation 2004 ), “ Notes of a blue stocking and other texts ”(selected essays, Russian translation 2001),“ Heavenly harmony ”( Harmonia caelestis , 2000 ),“ Revised edition. Appendix to the novel Harmonia caelestis ”( 2002 , both novels in Russian translation 2008 ).
Membership in organizations
- Since 1993 - Secheni Literary and Art Academy
- Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung (Darmstadt)
- Akademie der Künste (Berlin)
- Académie Européenne des Sciences, des Arts et des Lettre
Awards and Prizes
- Milan Fucht Prize ( 1983 )
- Wilenica Prize ( 1988 )
- Prize of the Roman Literary Festival / Premio Opera di Poesia ( Italy , 1993 )
- Kossuth Award ( 1996 )
- Herder Prize ( Austria , 2002 )
- German Booksellers Peace Prize ( 2004 )
- Commander of the Order of Arts and Literature ( France , 1998 )
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