Áron Tamási

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The native form of this personal name is Tamási Áron. This article uses the Western name order.
Memorial of Tamási in his native village, depicting the heroes of his novels (Ábel in the left corner)

Áron Tamási (born: János Tamás; September 20, 1897 – May 26, 1966) was a Hungarian writer. He became well known in his native region of Transylvania and in Hungary for his stories written in his original Székely style.

Biography[edit]

Born to a Székely family in Farkaslaka (present-day Lupeni, Harghita County), he graduated in Law and Commerce at the Babeş-Bolyai University, Tamási emigrated to the United States in 1923, soon after Transylvania became part of Romania. He wrote his first Hungarian-language novels there, and these were soon published in Cluj-Napoca, to widespread acclaim. He returned home in 1926 and lived in Transylvania until 1944.

One of Tamási's most famous works from this period was a novel trilogy about the adventures of a Székely boy called Ábel, a young forest ranger living alone in the Hargita Mountains. Tamási moved to Budapest in 1944, and lived there until his death in 1966. At his request, he was buried in the Székely Land, an ethno-cultural region in eastern Transylvania, Romania.

Works[edit]

  • Szász Tamás, a pogány – Cluj-Napoca, 1922 – short story
  • Lélekindulás – Cluj-Napoca, 1925 – short stories
  • Szűzmáriás királyfi – 1928 – novel
  • Erdélyi csillagok 1929 - short stories
  • Címeresek – Cluj-Napoca, 1931 – novel
  • Helytelen világ – Cluj-Napoca, 1931 – short stories
  • Ábel a rengetegben – Cluj-Napoca, 1932 – novel
  • Ábel az országban – Cluj-Napoca, 1934 – novel
  • Ábel Amerikában – Cluj-Napoca, 1934 – novel
  • Énekes madár – Budapest, 1934 – drama
  • Rügyek és reménység – Budapest, 1935 – short stories
  • Jégtörő Mátyás – Cluj-Napoca, 1936 – novel
  • Tündöklő Jeromos – Cluj-Napoca, 1936 – drama
  • Ragyog egy csillag – Cluj-Napoca, 1937 – novel
  • Virágveszedelem – Budapest, 1938 – short stories
  • Magyari rózsafa – Budapest, 1941 – novel
  • Vitéz lélek – Budapest, 1941 – drama
  • Csalóka szivárvány – Budapest, 1942 – drama
  • Összes novellái – Budapest, 1942 – short stories
  • A legényfa kivirágzik – Budapest, 1944 – short stories
  • Hullámzó vőlegény – Budapest, 1947 – drama
  • Zöld ág – Budapest, 1948 – novel
  • Bölcső és bagoly – Budapest, 1953 – novel
  • Hazai tükör – Budapest, 1953 – novel
  • Elvadult paradicsom – Budapest, 1958 – short stories 1922-26
  • Világ és holdvilág – Budapest, 1958 – short stories 1936-57
  • Hegyi patak – 1959, drama
  • Szirom és Boly – Budapest, 1960 – novel
  • Játszi remény – Budapest, 1961 – short stories
  • Akaratos népség – Budapest, 1962 – drama
  • Hétszínű virág – Budapest, 1963 – short stories

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