Élet és Irodalom

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Élet és Irodalom
Categories Literary magazine
Political magazine
Frequency Weekly
First issue 15 March 1957; 60 years ago (1957-03-15)
Country Hungary
Based in Budapest
Language Hungarian
Website Élet és Irodalom
ISSN 0424-8848
OCLC number 1567785

Élet és Irodalom (also known as ÉS; meaning Life and Literature in English) is a weekly Hungarian magazine about literature and politics.

History and profile[edit]

Élet és Irodalom was first published as a literary magazine on 15 March 1957.[1] In the 1960s its content expanded to include issues of public life in addition to literature.[1] The magazine is published on Fridays and is based in Budapest.[1] It is regarded as, "the premier weekly of the Hungarian liberal literati."[2]

Élet és Irodalom was one of the independent publications in Hungary in the late 1990s.[3] The magazine is considered a postmodernist and politically left liberal[1] periodical, politically close to the left-wing parties such as Hungarian Socialist Party and Alliance of Free Democrats. The magazine offers investigative reports about the scandals occurred in the country.[3][4]

In the 1980s, the circulation of Élet és Irodalom was nearly 120,000 copies.[1] It was 27,000 copies in 2007.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Élet és Irodalom". Euro Topics. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Molnár, V. (2016) Civil society, radicalism and the rediscovery of mythic nationalism. Nations and Nationalism, 22: 165–185. doi: 10.1111/nana.12126.
  3. ^ a b Rita M. Csapo-Sweet; Ildiko Kaposi (Spring 1999). "Mass Media in Post-Communist Hungary". International Communications Bulletin. 34 (1-2). Retrieved 27 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Péter Bajomi-Lazar; Ágnes Lampe. "Invisible Journalism? The political impact of investigative journalism in Hungary" (PDF). Media Transformations. doi:10.7220/2029-865X.09.03. ISSN 2029-865X. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 

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