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József Kiss (1843–1921)

Kiss, József (kish). A Hungarian poet of Jewish family; born at Temesvár, 1843; died in 1921. He is exclusively modern in subjects and treatment, but with a strain of melancholy. His ‘Song of the Sewing-Machine’ (1884), a glorification of work and a noble eulogy on woman, and ‘A Grave’ (his mother’s), are noted. A fourth edition of his ‘Poetical Works’ appeared in 1890; ‘New Poems’ in 1891. From 1890 to 1912 he was editor of The Week, a literary journal.