After attending the schools of that city he devoted himself entirely to literature. From 1888 to 1890 he was editor of the "Erdélyi Híradó", published at Kolozsvár (present-day Cluj-Napoca), and was also connected with the "Erdélyi Képes Ujság" and the political daily "Magyarság". Since 1890 he was a member of the "Magyar Hírlap", and since 1882 a prolific contributor of articles, feuilletons, stories, and novels to the leading literary publications of Hungary. In his works he depicts the dark side of life, and is a disciple of the modern French realistic school.
In 1995, the literary award Sándor Bródy prize recognizing the best first novel of the year published in Hungarian was established in his honor by his grandson, the Hungarian American Alexander Brody.
Bródy Sándor Utca, named after him, is located in central Budapest. Map of Brody Sandor Utca
Brody House hotel and club is named after him.
The following are his principal works:
- "Regénytárgyak", tales, 1892;
- "A kétlelkű asszony", novel, 1893;
- "Az Egri diákok", 1894;
- "Nyomor", stories, 1884;
- "Faust orvos", novel, 1888–90;
- "Don Quixote kisasszony", novel, 1888;
- "Emberek", stories, 1888;
- "Színészvér", stories, 1891;
- "Hófehérke", novel, 1894;
- "Apró regények", 1895;
- "Két szőke asszony", novel, 1895;
- "Éjszaka", stories, 1895;
- "Rejtelmek", stories, 1895;
- "Az asszonyi szépség", 1897;
- "Tündér Ilona", novel, 1898;
- "Az ezüst kecske", de luxe edition, 1898;
- "Egy férfi vallomásai", 1899;
- "Fehér könyv", 1900–01.
Bródy justly enjoys a wide popularity. All his works have been translated into German, and many of his shorter productions have also appeared in French, English, Danish, Croatian, Romanian, and Serbian newspapers and other periodicals. His contributions to the "Magyar Hirlap" are mostly of a political or critical nature. In 1901 he essayed the drama in his preparation of a play founded upon his novel "Hóféhérke"; this has been frequently performed with marked success at the National Theater at Budapest.
Bibliography of Jewish Encyclopedia
- JewishEncyclopedia.com - BRÓDY, SÁNDOR: at www.jewishencyclopedia.com
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