Csodálatosságok könyve. [Book on Wonders.]. Béla Balázs, Thomas Mann.
Csodálatosságok könyve. [Book on Wonders.]
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Csodálatosságok könyve. [Book on Wonders.]

Budapest: Révai, 1948. First edition. Inscribed by Balázs. In publisher’s half cloth with original, illustrated dust jacket designed by Vera Csillag, the addressee of the dedication. 163, (1) p. Wrappers slightly chipped at extremities, but in very good condition. The book is in fine condition.

The collection of Balázs’ Chinese short stories, contains partly the same stories as his earlier book “Der Mantel der Träueme” (München, 1922). Foreword by Thomas Mann, a section from his essay “Ein schönes Buch” (in: Bemühungen; Berlin, 1925).

Béla Balázs (1884–1949) was a Hungarian-Jewish film critic and aesthete, also a writer and poet. He is renown as the librettist of Béla Bartók’s “Bluebeard's Castle” and the writer of the scenario for Bartók’s ballet “The Wooden Prince”.

Vera Csillag (1909–1997) was a Hungarian graphic artist, related to the modernist movements, her master was Sándor Bortnyik.

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