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Filip Mazurczak

Poland's controversial Oscar

Is "Ida" really anti-Polish and anti-Semitic?

Pawel Pawlikowski's film "Ida" may have won this year's Oscar for best foreign language film; however, it is far from universally well-received in Poland. While some fear it will resurrect anti-Polish stereotypes, others accuse it of anti-Semitism, writes Filip Mazurczak. [ more ]

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Razpotja | 18 (2014)

Spolnost [Sexuality]

Dérive | 58 (2015)

Urbanes Labor Ruhr [The Ruhr Region as urban laboratory]

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The right to blaspheme

In "Esprit", a Catholic philosopher defends the right to blaspheme after the Charlie Hebdo attack; "Dérive" visits the unique urban lab that is Germany's post-industrial Ruhr region; "Krytyka" notes the ascendancy of the Russian language in post-Maidan Ukraine; "Frakcija" eavesdrops ArtLeaks' discussion of art and money; "Multitudes" says the art market's rigged; "Letras Libres" celebrates the art of biography; "Mittelweg 36" immerses itself in the world of work; and "Razpotja" says sexualized society leaves much to be desired.

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Dance mania and diplomatic parleying

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Massaging the writer's ego

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Letras Libres


El arte de la biografía
The art of the biography
Luisa Bonilla
¿Miseria de la biografía?
Entrevista con Christopher Domínguez Michael
Biography's misery?
An interview with Christopher Domínguez Michael
Jordi Gracia, Santos Juliá
La libertad rescatada. Diálogo sobre la biografía
Freedom restored. A dialogue about the biography
Jon Juaristi
El taller del biógrafo
Una conversación con Jon Juaristi
The biographer's workshop
A conversation with Jon Juaristi
Anna Caballé
Mujer y biografía
Woman and biography
Bernat Hernández
Bartolomé de las Casas: preliminares de una biografía
Bartolomé de las Casas: a preliminary biography


Don Paterson


Enrique Krauze
El profeta Isaiah
Isaiah the prophet


Louise Glück
El pasado
The past


Armando Chaguaceda
Entre el deshielo y la democratización
Between thaw and democratization


Luis Vicente Aguinaga
Aviso de ocasión
Special offer


Jonás Trueba
Truffaut nos pertenece
Truffaut belongs to us
Gabriel Zaid
Progresos recientes
Recent advances

Short story

Patricio Pron
El peso de la noche
The burden of the night


Gonzalo Torné
Vita Nova, de Louise Glück
Vita Nova, by Louise Glück
Jordi Pérez Colomé
El desmoronamiento, de George Packer
The unwinding, by George Packer
Aloma Rodríguez
Las deudas del cuerpo, de Elena Ferrante
Those who leave and those who stay, by Elena Ferrante
Manuel Arias Maldonado
Fiscalidad voluntaria responsabilidad ciudadana, de Peter Sloterdijk
Voluntary taxation and civic responsibility, by Peter Sloterdijk
Juan Marqués
Hojas de hierba, de Walt Whitman
Leaves of grass, by Walt Whitman
Ricardo Dudda
Los siete años de abundancia, de Etgar Keret
The seven good years, by Etgar Keret
Martín Schifino
La novela múltiple, de Adam Thirlwell
Multiples, by Adam Thirlwell
Ángeles Cabré
La analfabeta, de Agota Kristof
The illiterate, by Agota Kristof

Artes y medios

Arts and media
Vicente Molina Foix
Cine: Egotistas
Cine: Egotists
Javier Montes
Arte: La casa del trauma
Arts: The house of trauma
Rodrigo Fresán
Music: The Kinks: a complicated band

Current events

Daniel Gascón
Política: No Hay Ningún Debate Sobre La Libertad De Expresión
Politics: There is no such thing as a debate about free speech
Elena Medel
Literatura: El Libro Buscado
Literature: The pursued book
Jan-Werner Müller
Política: Los Peligros Gemelos De Europa
Politics: Europe's twin dangers
Ada Del Moral
Literatura: El verdadero Conde De Montecristo
Literature: The real Count of Montecristo


Hugo Hiriart
Diario infinitesimal: Julio Scherer: El Profeta En Su Tierra
Julio Scherer: A prophet in his land
Roger Bartra
Sinapsis: Octavio Paz en La Picota
Octavio Paz in The Dock
Enrique Serna
Aerolitos: Vandalismo Lingüístico
Linguistic vandalism
Guillermo Sheridan
Saltapatrás: Huémac, Su Hija Y Los Cuatro Palmos
Huémac, his daughter and four inches


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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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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