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Bródy, János (John) (Budapest, 5 April 1946 - ) – Musician, composer, lyricist. He studied electro-engineering at the Busdapest Polytechnic (1964-1969), but switched to a musical career. He was a member of the Illés Band (1964-1973), then a member of the Fonográf Ensemble (1974-1984). From 1979 he gave solo performces. He participated in more than 60 recordings, composed more than 100 songs, and wrote more than 500 lyrics. He composed music for films and plays. He is President of the Music Department of the Hungarian Creative Artists’ Union, that of the Artisjus Society, Spokesman of the Democratic Charta, and chargé de affaires of the Anti-Conscription League. His major works include Clement, the bricklayer (Kőmives Kelemen) (1981); István the King (István, a király) (1983); Anna Fehér (1988); The Cursed (A kiátkozott) (1997), and With You, Lord (Veled, Uram) (2000). Books written by him are: Hungarian Blues (1980); Sign Talk (Jelbeszéd) (1983); Keep Silent, My Mouth (Ne szólj szám) (1984); Without Sound (Hang nélkűl) (1988); On the other Side of the Street (Az utca másik oldalán) (1994); Ballads and Life-Scenes (Balladák és életképek) (1998), and When I Was Still a Little Kid (Amikor én még kis srác voltam), children song lyrics (1999). He is regarded as the creator of Hungarian pop-music, and is a well-known and popular artist. He is a recipient of several prizes and awards, among them the Special Prize of the Hungarian Art Foundation (1990), Jenő (Eugene) Huszka Prize, Ferenc Liszt Prize (1996), and a shared Kossuth Prize (2000). – B: 0974, T: 7103.

Bródy, Sándor (Alexander) (Eger, 23 July 1863 - Budapest, 12 August 1924) – Novelist, playwright, journalist. His high-school studies were left incomplete, and he worked as a clerk for a solicitor in Gyula, where his first articles appeared in the local paper. He also wrote short stories. By 1884 he moved to Pest and became known by his novels Squalor (Nyomor) and Doctor Faust (Faust orvos). He got a position at the journal Hungarian News (Magyar Hirlap). In 1888 he went to Kolozsvár (now Cluj-Napoca, Romania) and was Editor at the Transylvanian News (Erdélyi Híradó) (1888-1889), Transylvanian Illustrated News (Erdélyi Képes Újság) (1889), and Kolozsvár Life (Kolozsvári Élet) (1889); then edited the journal Hungary (Magyarország) (1889-1890). In 1890 he returned to Budapest as a correspondent for the Hungarian News (Magyar Hirlap). For a year in 1900 he published the literary and political monthly White Book (Fehér Könyv), every issue written by him. From 1903 to 1905 he edited his own weekly Future (Jövendő), in which he criticized the social absurdities of the time. As a writer he had a romantic disposition, regarding Mór (Maurice) Jókai, the great novelist of the 19th century, as well as the naturalist Émile Zola as his models. He lived a tough life. In the summer of 1905 on the Semmering Pass, Austria, he tried to commit suicide, but recovered and became the correspondent at the journals Pest Journal (Pesti Hírlap), The Day (A Nap), The News (Az Újság), and later The Evening (Az Est). He sympathized with the Hungarian Soviet Republic, but did not play a role in it. He emigrated to Vienna, but returned to Hungary in 1923. He was an important pioneer of the Hungarian naturalistic novel. His works include The Schoolmistress (A tanítónő), play (1908); Lyon Lea, play, (1915); The Lover (A szerető) play (1917); The Students of Eger (Az egri diákok), novel (1854), and The Knight of the Day (A nap lovagja), novel (1902). A street in Budapest and a library in Eger bear his name. – B: 1160, 1068, 1257, T: 7456.→Jókai, Mór; Council (Soviet) Republic in Hungary.

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