The page of Nemes Nagy Ágnes, English biography
BiographyBorn January 3, 1922 in Budapest. Poet, translator. Obtained teaching diploma from philosophy faculty of University of Budapest as a specialist in Hungarian and Latin in 1944. Was a regular contributor to pedagogical section of Köznevelés 1945-1953; a teacher in Petőfi Gymnasium 1953-1957. Some of her poems appeared in periodicals before 1945 and in Magyarok, Újhold, Forum, and Csillag after 1945. Awarded Baumgarten Prize for Kettős világban in 1946.
Her poems are concerned with fundamental questions about man's place in life and universe, and are often criticized for their "closed world." Translator of Corneille, Racine, Molière, Cocteau, and Brecht. In recent years she has written extensively for children.
A few of her poems have been translated into English.