By then a widow, Mariska Ady wrote poems during the First World War, on the horrors of the war. Her poems first appeared in local magazines in the province of Szilágy and later in Transylvanian and national periodicals and newspapers. She followed the lead of her cousin, Endre Ady, in some of the aspects of her lyric poetry. She was the only other member of the Ady family to take up literature.
Ady was the daughter of Sándor Ady, a notary public in Hadad (Hodod). She qualified as an elementary-school teacher in Budapest. In the First World War she lost her husband, Lajos Landt, which left her with three children to bring up alone. Her teaching career ended early due to illness.
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