Margit Kaffka (2428 words)

Agatha Schwartz (University of Ottawa)
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Margit Kaffka is likely the best known woman writer in Hungarian literary history. She is certainly one of the very few women writers to have made it into the Hungarian literary canon and to date, for reasons beyond the scope of this article, her name still often figures in studies and monographs as the only noteworthy, in particular noteworthy modernist Hungarian woman writer. She is often credited with having brought into Hungarian literature the struggles of the modern woman, most notably with her novels Színek és évek [English as Colours and Years, 1999], first published serially in 1911 and as a book in 1912, Mária évei [Maria’s years, published serially in 1912, as a book in 1913] and Állomás…

Citation: Schwartz, Agatha. "Margit Kaffka". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 September 2016 [, accessed 16 June 2021.]

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