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Wojciech Przybylski, Bartlomiej Sienkiewicz

Where is the power?

A conversation with Bartlomiej Sienkiewicz

In Europe all political thought is imperialist, says Bartlomiej Sienkiewicz. This means that politics as we know it today incorporates the experience of imperial politics from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century, when the foundations of what we call "the political" were forged. [ more ]

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Antonio Negri, Raúl Sánchez Cedillo

Democracy today is wild and constituent

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"Index on Censorship" discerns shades of McCarthyism in global threat to academic freedom; "New Eastern Europe" speaks to Ukrainian historian Andriy Portnov about Europe's reinvention; "Krytyka" assesses the chances of success in negotiations between Kyiv and the Donbass; "Letras Libres" speaks to Tzvetan Todorov; in "Multitudes", Antonio Negri and Raúl Sánchez Cedillo respond to the rise of Podemos; "A2" dips into Kenyan, Franco-Senegalese and Afropean literature; "NLO" considers untameable words and animals; in "Syn og Segn", Shabana Rehman Gaarder rejects the notion that animals are created for humans; and "Vikerkaar" watches "The Wire".

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If Greece falls

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In lieu of political Islam

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Perfect for television

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Letras Libres 6/2015
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Letras Libres



La gestión de la memoria

Dealing with the historical memory
Daniel Gascón
"La memoria tiene una potencia que la historia nunca alcanza"
Entrevista con Tzvetan Todorov
"La memoria tiene una potencia que la historia nunca alcanza"
Entrevista con Tzvetan Todorov
"Memory has a power history never attains"
An interview with Tzvetan Todorov
José-Carlos Mainer
El franquismo: memorias divididas
Franquismo: Divided memories
Julián Herbert
La casa de Lim
Lim's house
Patricio Pron
Los pasos previos: una hipótesis de lectura
The previous steps: A hypothesis


Carol Ann Duffy
Señora Tiresias (versión de Hernán Bravo Varela)
Mrs Tiresias (Hernán Bravo Varela's version)
Adolfo Castañón
Letras sueltas
Rafael Castillo Costa
Luna de barro


Christopher Hitchens
Saul Bellow, el gran asimilador
Saul Bellow, the great assimilator
Michael Ignatieff
El héroe que necesitaba Europa
The hero Europe needed
Gabriel Zaid
Éxito, ejido y forajido

Cuento corto

Short story
José Balza
Ejercicios narrativos
Narrative exercises


José Antonio Millán
Separados por un mismo idioma: El Mercado del libro en español
Divided by the same language: the Spanish book market


Book reviews
Christopher Domínguez Michael
El país de la guerra, Fuga de materiales y Museo de la Revolución,
de Martín Kohan
The country of war, Fugue of materials and Museum of the Revolution,
by Martín Kohan
Juan Malpartida
Trastos, recuerdos. Una biografía de Wisława Szymborska,
de Anna Bikont y Joanna Szczęsna
Dusty keepsakes. A biography of Wisława Szymborska,
by Anna Bikont y Joanna Szczęsna
Gonzalo Torné
10:04, by Ben Lerner
Daniel Capó
When the facts change, by Tony Judt
Leah Bonnín
Gran Cabaret, by David Grossman
Fernando García Ramírez
Te vendo un perro, de Juan Pablo Villalobos
I sell you a dog, by Juan Pablo Villalobos
Isabel Zapata
Sobre el plagio, de Hélène Maurel-Indart
About plagiarism, by Hélène Maurel-Indart
Jorge Carrión
Yonqui de la guerra y Bumf, de Joe Sacco
War Junkie and Bumf, by Joe Sacco
Ada del Moral
Castillo interior, de León Felipe
Interior castle, by León Felipe

Artes y medios

Arts and media
Vicente Molina Foix
Cine: Cine local
Film: Local cinema

Música: El segundo acto de Christina Rosenvinge
Music: The second act of Christina Rosenvinge
Naief Yehya
Medios: Internet gratuito para todos: ¿un sueño?
Media: Free internet for everyone: a dream?


Current events
Doménico Chiappe
Periodismo: Petkoff, el resistente
Journalism: The resistant Petkoff
Rafael Gumucio
Política: Hambre de desierto
Politics: Hunger for desert
Alejandro Bellotti
Literatura: Roberto Arlt: el odio de las bestias
Literature: Roberto Arlt: the hatred of the beasts
Ricardo Dudda
Europe: ¿Quién teme al TTIP?
Europe: Who fears TTIP?
Mariano Gistaín
Privacidad: Los filtradores de secretos
Privacy: The leakers of secrets


Hugo Hiriart
Diario infinitesimal: Boceto a lápiz de mi padre
Infinitesimal journal: A pencil sketch of my father
Roger Bartra
Sinapsis: Inmortales melancólicos y salvajes
Synapsis: Melancholic and wild immortals
Enrique Serna
Aerolitos: La novela invertebrada
Aerolites: The spineless novel
Guillermo Sheridan
Saltapatrás: La diosa como esfera
Saltapatrás: A goddess as a sphere


Focal points     click for more

The politics of privacy
The Snowden leaks and the ensuing NSA scandal made the whole world debate privacy and data protection. Now the discussion has entered a new phase - and it's all about policy. A focal point on the politics of privacy: claiming a European value. [more]

Beyond Fortress Europe
The fate of migrants attempting to enter Fortress Europe has triggered a new European debate on laws, borders and human rights. A focal point featuring reportage alongside articles on policy and memory. With contributions by Fabrizio Gatti, Seyla Benhabib and Alessandro Leogrande. [more]

Russia in global dialogue
In the two decades after the end of the Cold War, intellectual interaction between Russia and Europe has intensified. It has not, however, prompted a common conversation. The focal point "Russia in global dialogue" seeks to fuel debate on democracy, society and the legacy of empire. [more]

Ukraine in focus
Ten years after the Orange Revolution, Ukraine is in the throes of yet another major struggle. Eurozine provides commentary on events as they unfold and further articles from the archive providing background to the situation in today's Ukraine. [more]

Eurozine BLOG

On the Eurozine BLOG, editors and Eurozine contributors comment on current affairs and events. What's behind the headlines in the world of European intellectual journals?
Eurozine Gallery: TIME top ten photos of 2014
Massimo Sestini's aerial shot of a boat containing at least 500 people attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea, included in the current exhibition in the Eurozine Gallery, has been named one of the top ten photos of 2014 by TIME magazine. [more]

A master of the daily grind
On Sunday 30 November, Turkish publisher Osman Deniztekin died, just a few weeks after having been diagnosed with leukemia. He was 65. In memoriam. [more]

Time to Talk     click for more

Time to Talk, a network of European Houses of Debate, has partnered up with Eurozine to launch an online platform. Here you can watch video highlights from all TTT events, anytime, anywhere.
Dessislava Gavrilova, Jo Glanville et al.
The role of literature houses in protecting the space for free expression
This summer, Time to Talk partner Free Word, London hosted a debate on the role that literature houses play in preserving freedom of expression both in Europe and globally. Should everyone get a place on the podium? Also those representing the political extremes? [more]

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Editor's choice     click for more

Felix Stalder
Digital solidarity
As the culture and institutions of the Gutenberg Galaxy wane, Felix Stalder looks to commons, assemblies, swarms and weak networks as a basis for remaking society in a more inclusive and diverse way. The aim being to expand autonomy and solidarity at the same time. [more]

Literature     click for more

Olga Tokarczuk
A finger pointing at the moon
Our language is our literary destiny, writes Olga Tokarczuk. And "minority" languages provide a special kind of sanctuary too, inaccessible to the rest of the world. But, there again, language is at its most powerful when it reaches beyond itself and starts to create an alternative world. [more]

Piotr Kiezun, Jaroslaw Kuisz
Literary perspectives special: Witold Gombrowicz
The recent publication of the private diary of Witold Gombrowicz provides unparalleled insight into the life of one of Poland's great twentieth-century novelists and dramatists. But this is not literature. Instead: here he is, completely naked. [more]

Literary perspectives
The re-transnationalization of literary criticism
Eurozine's series of essays aims to provide an overview of diverse literary landscapes in Europe. Covered so far: Croatia, Sweden, Austria, Estonia, Ukraine, Northern Ireland, Slovenia, the Netherlands and Hungary. [more]

Debate series     click for more

Europe talks to Europe
Nationalism in Belgium might be different from nationalism in Ukraine, but if we want to understand the current European crisis and how to overcome it we need to take both into account. The debate series "Europe talks to Europe" is an attempt to turn European intellectual debate into a two-way street. [more]

Conferences     click for more

Eurozine emerged from an informal network dating back to 1983. Since then, European cultural magazines have met annually in European cities to exchange ideas and experiences. Around 100 journals from almost every European country are now regularly involved in these meetings.
Law and Border. House Search in Fortress Europe
The 26th European Meeting of Cultural Journals
Conversano, 3-6 October 2014
Eurozine's 2014 conference in southern Italy, not far from Lampedusa, addressed both EU refugee and immigration policies and intellectual partnerships across the Mediterranean. Speakers included Italian investigative journalist Fabrizio Gatti and Moroccan feminist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Rita El Khayat. [more]

Multimedia     click for more
Multimedia section including videos of past Eurozine conferences in Vilnius (2009) and Sibiu (2007). [more]

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