Lélek a háborúban. Balázs Béla honvédtizedes naplója. Divéky József rajzaival. (Soul in the War. The Diary of Corporal Béla Balázs. With József Divéky’s drawings.). Béla Balázs, József Divéky.
Lélek a háborúban. Balázs Béla honvédtizedes naplója. Divéky József rajzaival. (Soul in the War. The Diary of Corporal Béla Balázs. With József Divéky’s drawings.)
Lélek a háborúban. Balázs Béla honvédtizedes naplója. Divéky József rajzaival. (Soul in the War. The Diary of Corporal Béla Balázs. With József Divéky’s drawings.)
Béla Balazs's Early, Illustrated Book

Lélek a háborúban. Balázs Béla honvédtizedes naplója. Divéky József rajzaival. (Soul in the War. The Diary of Corporal Béla Balázs. With József Divéky’s drawings.)

Gyoma: Kner Izidor, 1916. With 6 full page illustrations. Cover and illustrations by József Divéky. First edition. In publisher's half cloth. Illustrated front panel, printed in red and black. 154, (6) p. Possessor's inscription on half title. Extremities slightly rubbed, a scratch on rear panel and a small stain on spine. Inside fine.

Balázs was fighting in WWI as a volunteer, but after a year he became seriously ill and also rather disappointed and turned to pacifism. This book is a compilation of his anti-war short stories, published by the Kner private press.

Six illustrations by József Divéky (1887–1951) the Hungarian graphic artist and designer who was member of the Wiener Werkstätte.

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

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Price: €300.00