MOLNAR Ferenc (Molnr Ferenc)( Hungarian writer.)
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Biography MOLNAR Ferenc (Molnr Ferenc)
Born January 12, 1878 in Budapest, where he lived until leaving for the U.S. in 1940. The son of physicians, Molnar studied law and received a law degree, although the practice of law was never involved, preferring journalism. His stories, novels and plays, not differing in depth, always fresh and interesting, the characters oddly combine sophistication, a sentimental enthusiasm and commitment of naive characters. After several successful farces first Molnar brought the play The Devil (Az rdg, 1907), but his highest achievement is Liliom (Liliom, 1909) - 'Life' sweetly and touchingly depicted polubandita from amusement park. The plot of this play became the basis of the musical Carousel (1945), with great success was walking on Broadway.
Peru Molnar belong novels Hungry City (Az hes vros), convicts (Rabok), History of the abandoned boat (Egy gazdtlan csnak trtnete), Andor (Andor), Eva (va), fairy godmother (A j tndr), Music (Muzsika) and Farewell, my love (Jsten veled, szivem). In addition to the plays the Devil and Liliom, . widely known as the Guards officer (A testr), . Swan (A hatty), . Wolf (A farkas), . Game Castle (Jtk a kastlyban), . Olympia (Olympia), . Crystal slippers (vegcip), . Menswear (ri divat), . The Red Mill (A vrs malom), . Love of Heaven and Earth (gi s fldi szerelem),
. His novel for young adults boys from the street Pala (A Pl utcai fik, 1907) remains a classic work of this genre of literature. Molnar died in New York on April 2, 1952.