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Letras Libres 5/2015
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Letras Libres

Dossier: Ideas para España

Dossier: Ideas for Spain
Roberto L. Blanco Valdés
¿Problema territorial? Dos por el precio de uno
¿Territorial problem? Two for the price of one
Jorge Galindo
El mercado laboral español: una breve historia, un oscuro futuro y una alternativa
Spanish labour market: a brief history, a dark future and an alternative
Francisco de la Torre
Reformas posibles en nuestros impuestos
A possible reform of our taxes
Elisa de la Nuez Sánchez-Cascado
Justicia: asignatura pendiente
Justice: an unfinished business
Mariano Fernández Enguita
El atasco de la educación y cómo salir de él
The educational gridlock and how to end it


Naief Yehya
Philip Lopate: "Este es un buen momento para el ensayo"
Philip Lopate: "This is a great time for the essay"


Philip Lopate
Se requiere experiencia
Experience necessary
Óscar Martínez
¿De qué huyen?
What are they escaping from?
Christopher Domínguez Michael
Alfred Kazin, el judío de Nueva York
Alfred Kazin, the New York Jew
Gabriel Zaid
Vocabulario musical
Musical vocabulary

Short story

Brenda Lozano
Un gorila responde
A gorilla answers


Eduardo Mitre
La nieve
The snow


John Freeman
Tomas Tranströmer: Esto es lo que estaba tratando de decir
Tomas Tranströmer: This is what I have been trying to say


Eduardo Moga
El monstruo ama su laberinto, de Charles Simic
The Monster Loves His Labyrinth, by Charles Simic
Ismael Grasa
Génesis, de Félix de Azúa
Genesis, by Félix de Azúa
Álex Matas
Jacques Offenbach y el París de su tiempo, de Siegfried Kracauer
Jacques Offenbach and the Paris of His Time, by Siegfried Kracauer
Mª Ángeles Cabré
Guardar la casa y cerrar la boca, de Clara Janés
To keep the house and shut the mouth, by Clara Janés
Martín Schifino
Blitz, de David Trueba
Blitz, by David Trueba
Mercedes Cebrián
Para llegar al otro lado, de Vladímir Lórchenkov
The good life elsewhere, by Vladímir Lórchenkov
Aloma Rodríguez
Selva negra, de Valérie Mréjen
Black jungle, by Valérie Mréjen
Manuel Alberca
¿Por qué España?, de Anna Caballé Masforroll y Randolph Pope
Why Spain?, by Anna Caballé Masforroll and Randolph Pope
Alberto Fernández
Sobre el Estado, de Pierre Bourdieu
About the state, by Pierre Bourdieu

Arts and media

Vicente Molina Foix
Cine: El cuadro robado
Film: The stolen painting
Llucia Ramis
Artes Plásticas: ¿Dónde está Sebald?
Visual Arts: Where is Sebald?
Ricardo Dudda
Datos: La muestra y el universo
Datos: The sample and the universe

Current events

Miguel Aguilar
Edición: El algoritmo y la auctoritas
Publishing: The algorithm and the auctoritas
Patricia Nieto
Literatura: Entrevista con Lydia Davis
Literature: An interview with Lydia Davis
Malcolm Otero Barral
Cine: La lámpara Freybo y el cine que nos hará mejores
Cinema: The Freybo lamp and the cinema that will make us better persons
Rodrigo Fresán
Literatura: El poder del pingüino
Literature: The power of the penguin
Daniel Gascón
Medios: Entrevista Con Basilio Baltasar
Media: An interview with Basilio Baltasar
Danubio Torres Fierro
In Memoriam: Eduardo Galeano (1940-2015)
In Memoriam: Eduardo Galeano (1940-2015)


Hugo Hiriart
Diario Infinitesimal: Deberes éticos superiores
Infinitesimal Journal: Greater ethical duties
Roger Bartra
Sinapsis: Psalmanazar el arrepentido
Sinapsis: Psalmanazar the repentant
Enrique Serna
Aerolitos: La ventana del corazón
Aerolites: The window of the heart
Guillermo Sheridan
Saltapatrás: Quiero ser tu voz
Saltapatrás: I want to be your voice


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]

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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]

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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]

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