Új Látóhatár, 1958 (1. évfolyam, 1-3. szám)
1958 / 1. szám
ÜJ LÁTÓHATÁR Literary and political periodical The majority of LÁTÓHATÁR editors and writers decided to complete their ranks with, mostly young, writers who fled to the West after the Revolution and to start a new periodical, the ÛJ LÁTÓHATÁR, to replace the defunct LÁTÓHATÁR. The aim of the editors is to cultivate the Hungarian language and literature, to give voice to the silenced Hungarian people in well-adviced and sober political essays and situation analyses and to help people in Hungary and in the exile to take a correct political stand, by means of lofty discussions on political subjects. The first place is given to two poems of the young Hungarian poet, Imre MÁTÉ, bewailing Imre Nagy and the other executed. Also András SÁNDOR's poem is devoted to Imre Nagy’s death. They are followed by an article of István BIBÓ which he wrote in 1947 on the future of the populist writers' political movement. It was reliably reported that the outstanding political philosopher and writer who was State Minister in Imre Nagy's government and one of the leaders of the Petőfi (Peasant) Party, was in secret sentenced to life inprisonment. Most findings of his article are still today in place. The former editor of the IRODALMI ŰJSÁG, Miklós MOLNÁR, analyses in an essay the duality of the role of Imre Nagy: loyalty to the Communist Party and loyalty to the Hungarian people. Alfred KANTOROWICZ — former professor oft the Humboldt University of East Berlin who fled to West Germany in August 1957 — will in the next future publish his „German Diary" in German. To honor Hungarian writers, he permitted ÜJ LÁTÓHATÁR to be the first periodical to publish the notes of his diary written during the Hungarian Revolution. The passages published reflect not only the mental agony of the author but also the policy of East German Communists. The short story of Zoltán SZTÁRAY, written with artistic realism, gives an appalling picture of tortures used in the interment camp of Recsk. The political essay of József MOLNÁR, „Liberation by peaceful or by forcible means?" analyses the possibilities of a peaceful liberation of the East European peoples. The second passage of Imre KOVÁCS’ travelogue of Asia reports on political, spiritual and economic conditions of the new Japan. Analysing the causes of the new drive against populist writers, Gyula BORBÁNDI came to the conclusion that their ideas conquer also the workers and impress that much people that the spreading of Communist ideology is threatened. Zoltán SZABÓ, writing also on the persecution of populist writers, examines the past and future of the populist revolutionary spirit. He advises friends and fellow-writers of the populist writers, living in the West to continue in exile — with the help of literary means of high ambitions and of clear political stand — the fight of populist literature for the liberation of the Hungarian people. The young politico-economic writer József VARGA writes about the revolt of Hungarian economists; Zoltán SZABÓ about the new play of Eliot. We publish also poems of Gábor BIKICH and Vince SULYOK.