The study deals with controversies on language and style published in 'Nyugat' and related to its style, hightlighting arguments that can be regarded as characteristic, prototypical of certain periods of the journal. Through these debates of philosophers and writers, the review wishes to show the role that the periodical (100 years old this year) and the intellectual movement formed around it played in the development of modern literary language and style, and in the process of standardization of Hungarian in the 20th century. It also highlights the debate on culture 'that' Nyugat represented.
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