CUSHING, F George
- CUSHING, F George: Chapters from the History of Hungarian Literature
- Publishing House: CORVINA Kiadó
- Year of Publication: 1999
- Number of Pages: 416
- Language: English
- Edited by Lóránt Czigány
- George F. Cushing (1923-1996), college professor, literary historian and translator, was for decades the best known English expert of Hungarian literature who devoted his life to the popularisation of Hungarian literature and culture in English. The works of many major Hungarian writers, from Zsigmond Móricz, Margit Kaffka, Géza Gárdonyi and Gyula Illyés were made available to English readers in his translations. The present volume is a collection of his writings on Hungarian literature. Their contribution lies in the fact that he sees the most important chapters of Hungarian literary through English eyes and treats them with the scholarship and tools characteristic of the English treatment of literature. The volume was complied and edited by literary historian Lóránt Czigány who lives in England, is a professor at various English and American universities and for decades was a colleague of Professor Cushing. He is also the author of the by now classic The Oxford History of Hungarian Literature.