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The page of Csáth Géza, English biography

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Csáth Géza


It was under the influence of psychoactive drugs that Géza Csáth (1887—1919), a neurologist and a gifted music critic, wrote his later stories, but the same addiction eventually drove him to suicide. Csáth possessed a brilliant mind―he was only twenty-one when his work on Puccini was published and instantly translated into German; in the first few years of his creative life he had plays successfully staged (one of them with his own incidental music), his book on neurology was favourably received by the profession, but above all, the first collection of his original short stories was published (The Magician’s Garden, 1908), and the editors of Nyugat hailed him as a significant author of the day.

Lóránt Czigány: A History of Hungarian Literature

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