Ágnes Széchenyi

(1957) is senior fellow of the Institute of Literary History, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. A specialist of the first half of the twentieth century, she has edited a collection of the early work of Ferenc Fejtö.


Among reactionaries

Ferenc Fejtö (1908-2008)

When, in 1989, Ferenc Fejtö payed a fleeting visit to Hungary after fifty years of exile, the eighty year-old found the time to meet a great many of the intellectual founders of the nascent democracy. Ágnes Széchenyi, his secretary at the time, pays tribute to a man “unwavering in his principles, but flexible and open in his practice”.