Ervin Sinkó (2395 words)

Ervin Sinkó (1898-1967) was a Hungarian novelist, essayist, memoirist, and lyrical poet who spent much of his life abroad in refuge or as part of the Hungarian diaspora, mostly on the territory of the former Yugoslavia but also in Austria, France, and the Soviet Union. The major concern of his literary output, as of his life, were the disjunctions between the theory and practice of socialism, that is, on the one hand, between his humanistic socialism coupled with a commitment to non-violence, and, on the other, the ways in which communist regimes behaved in Hungary in 1919, the Soviet Union under Stalin, and to some extent under Tito in Yugoslavia.

Sinkó was born as Ferenc Spitzer in 1898 to a family of …

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Deak, George. "Ervin Sinkó". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 04 March 2018
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14064, accessed 10 December 2018.]

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