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Bálint Tóth

BÁLINT TÓTH (1929 - 2017), poet, writer, translator. From 1951 to 1955 he was imprisoned on charge of conspiring against the state. While serving his term he joined the Füveskert group of imprisoned poets. He was granted amnesty in 1955. In November 1956 he became a member of the presidium of the Revolutionary Committee of Political Prisoners. He was arrested and held from June to December 1957, suspected of espionage, but was freed without a charge. Regular member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts. His prizes include: József Attila Prize (1984), József Attila Prize (1990, Cleveland), Giorgio La Pira Prize for Poets and Prose Writers (1992), Nagy Imre Memorial Plaque (1997).



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