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DAV was a Slovak leftist magazine published from 1924-1937 and edited by the journalist and lawyer Vladimír Clementis. The magazine was devoted to art, philosophy, literature and politics. It introduced surrealism, modernist architecture and avant-garde poetry to Slovakia. In its early years, until 1929, the magazine focused on socialist art and cultural politics, later widening its attention to broader political, social, economic and ideological issues.

From the beginning, DAV's contributors included the literary critic and journalist Daniel Okáli, the poet, writer, translator and playwright Ján Rob Poničan, Peter Jilemnický, Ladislav Novomeský, Ladislav Szántó, the poet and literary critic Eduard Urx, Jozef Tomášik-Dumín, Jarko Elen, Jozef Zindra, and others. In the last years of its existence, the younger generation included Gustáv Husák, Alexander Matuška, Michal Chorváth, Jozef Rybák and Andrej Bagar.


DAV 1 (Winter 1924), ed. Ľudo Obtulovič. PDF (51 mb).
DAV 2 (Spring 1925), ed. Ľudo Obtulovič. 28 cm. PDF (71 mb).

Issue 1 was assembled from scans on DAV DVA. Issue 2 is sourced from Bibliotheque Kandinsky.


  • DAV. Próza slovenskej ľavicovej avantgardy, ed. Michal Habaj, Bratislava: KPTL, 2023. Review: Prétorová (Pravda). [1] [2] (Slovak)


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Avant-garde and modernist magazines

Poesia (1905-09, 1920), Der Sturm (1910-32), Blast (1914-15), The Egoist (1914-19), The Little Review (1914-29), 291 (1915-16), MA (1916-25), De Stijl (1917-20, 1921-32), Dada (1917-21), Noi (1917-25), 391 (1917-24), Zenit (1921-26), Broom (1921-24), Veshch/Gegenstand/Objet (1922), Die Form (1922, 1925-35), Contimporanul (1922-32), Secession (1922-24), Klaxon (1922-23), Merz (1923-32), LEF (1923-25), G (1923-26), Irradiador (1923), Sovremennaya architektura (1926-30), Novyi LEF (1927-29), ReD (1927-31), Close Up (1927-33), transition (1927-38).