Madch, Imr

Madch, Imr ?mr? m?dch [key], 1823?64, Hungarian poet and dramatist. Madch is best known for his dramatic epic, The Tragedy of Man (1861, tr. 1908), which relates the history of mankind in somber, philosophical terms. Influenced by Goethe's Faust, it reveals Madch's profound pessimism. An adapted version is frequently performed in Hungarian theaters.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Miscellaneous European Literature: Biographies