Zsigmond Móricz: Sárarany [Gold in the Mud] (1640 words)


Móricz’s first published novel, Sárarany [Gold in the Mud], appeared initially in 1910 in the recently founded Nyugat [West] literary magazine in serial form, and was published in 1911 by Nyugat in book form. The novel met with immediate public success and saw seven new editions published within less than a decade (Nemeskürty 812), with subsequent editions to follow in steady succession. Sárarany narrates the tragic downfall of an ambitious peasant, Dani Turi, who attempts to engage his rare talents as an agricultural producer to improve his social status. His efforts are blocked by the feudal landlords, Countess Helene and her paramour, Count László, and their refusal to accord the …

Citation: Lewis, Virginia L.. "Sárarany". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 05 July 2015 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=35606, accessed 29 November 2020.]

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