Sándor Csoóri was born on February 3, 1930, and died on September 12, 2016.
He was a Hungarian poet, essayist, writer, and politician.
During 1950, Csoori graduated from the Reformed College in the town of Papa (hu:Pápai Református Kollégium) and then studied at ELTE Institute, but dropped his studies because of illness.
Sándor Csoóri worked in various journals, such as, during 1953-54, The Literary Newspaper and, in 1955 until 1956, then he was the poetry section editor in “The New Sound” periodical.
During 1956, Sándor did not find work for a while and then, in 1960, as at the beginning of the Budapest University of Technology and newspaper editorial staff, he was the MAFILM dramaturg from 1968 until 1988.
Sándor Csoóri first poems appeared in 1953, raising a big stir, being critical of the Rákosi era.
Nonetheless, the authorities soon noticed that Csoóri was not one of their supporters.
Csoóri wrote criticizing the dictatorship’s impact of personality, and the fate of rural people.
Sándor Csoóri was under surveillance sometimes for years and did not receive awards.
Sándor Csoóri lived in Budapest, where he met with his friends, including Miklós Jancsó, Ottó Orbán, György Konrád, Ferenc Kósa.
During 1988, he was co-editor with Gáspár Nagy, of Hitel and in 1992 editor-in-chief.
Sándor Csoóri passed away at 86 years old.