Busts of Kiš, Csáth and Munk

Danilo Kiš was born in Subotica on the 22nd of February 1935 and died in Paris on the 15th of October 1989. He was a writer of modern expression – a poet, prose writer, translator, and essayist. The bust of Danilo Kiš, which was created by Erzsébet Weil, was erected...

  • Danilo Kiš was born in Subotica on the 22nd of February 1935 and died in Paris on the 15th of October 1989.
  • He was a writer of modern expression – a poet, prose writer, translator, and essayist.
  • The bust of Danilo Kiš, which was created by Erzsébet Weil, was erected in the park near the music school. The oldest bookstore in Subotica is also named after Kiš.
  • Géza Csáth, was born József Brenner in Subotica on the 13th of February 1887 and died in his hometown on the 29th of September 1919.
  • He was a writer, critic, musician, and doctor. He was also the cousin of Dezső Kosztolányi, another famous writer.
  • Artúr Munk was a Yugoslavian-Hungarian writer and doctor who was born in Subotica on the 25th of May 1886 and died on the 8th of November 1955, also in Subotica.
  • For some time he worked as a ship doctor on the large transport ship Carpathia. He was actually on board the Carpathia when the ship was the first to arrive at the scene of the Titanic tragedy to rescue the surviving passengers.
  • Munk participated in World War I as a military surgeon.
  • In 1921, after the war had ended, he settled back in Subotica, where he wrote the novel that began his literary career – The Great Cadre (A nagy káder).
  • Munk had numerous novels and short texts published in the Yugoslav press in Hungarian.

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