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Letras Libres 12/2014
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Letras Libres


El progreso humano
Human progress
Yuval Noah Harari
¿Éramos más felices en la Edad de Piedra?
Were we happier in the stone age?


Various authors
Jisei: poemas de despedida
Jisei: Farewell poems


Pere Estupinyá
El pensamiento acientífico
The unscientific thought
Isaiah Berlin
Mensaje al siglo XXI
A message to the 21st century


Rebecca Lindenberg
Amor, un índice (fragmento)
Love, an index (fragment)


José María Aznar
Sujetos en la historia
Subjects of history
Enrique Krauze
Mensaje de libertad
A message of liberty
Adriana Jiménez García
Daniel Sada: ver suceder
Daniel Sada: To see happening
Gabriel Zaid
Creatividad referencial
Referential creativity

Short story

Carlos Franz
El ojo de Dios
The eye of God


William Friedkin por Mauricio González Lara
William Friedkin by Mauricio González Lara


Francisco José Cruz

En bicicleta
On a bicycle


Fernando de Haro
Diáspora de doce puntas
Twelve-point diaspora


Jordi Pérez Colomé
Mi tierra prometida, de Ari Shavit
My Promised Land, by Ari Shavit
Berta Vias Mahou
El exilio imposible. Stefan Zweig en el fin del mundo, de George Prochnik
The Impossible Exile. Stefan Zweig at the End of the World, by George Prochnik
Leah Bonnín
Catalanes todos, de Javier Pérez Andújar
Catalanes todos, by Javier Pérez Andújar
Aloma Rodríguez
El final de la historia, de Lydia Davis
The End of History, by Lydia Davis
Juan Marqués
Libro del desasosiego, de Fernando Pessoa
Libro del desasosiego, by Feranando Pessoa
Ismael Grasa
K.L. Reich, de Joaquim Amat-Piniella
K.L. Reich, by Joaquim Amat-Piniella
Ángeles Cabré
El mundo deslumbrante, de Siri Hustvedt
The Blazing World, by Siri Hustvedt
Diego Trelles Paz
De noche andamos en círculos, de Daniel Alarcón
At Night We Walk in Circles, by Daniel Alarcón
Christopher Domínguez Michael
Una locura razonable: memorias de un crítico literario, de José Miguel Oviedo
Una locura razonable: memorias de un crítico literario, by José Miguel Oviedo

Arts and media

Vicente Molina Foix
Cine: Tres paisajes
Film: Three landscapes
Rodrigo Fresán
Música: Subir al sótano
Music: Going up to the basement
Juan Gómez Bárcena
Artes: El rostro de las letras
Arts: The face of letters

Current events

Patricio Pron
Epidemias: Nada nuevo bajo el sol
Epidemies: Nothing new under the sun
Fernanda Trías
Literatura: Se busca heredero: Onetti Veinte Años Después
Literature: Heir wanted: Onetti 20 years later
Daniel Gascón
Literatura: El mundo de Hrabal
Literature: The world of Hrabal
Jorge Carrión
Cómic: Nuestro abuelo en la Guerra Civil
Comic: Our grandfather in the Civil War


Hugo Hiriart
Diario infinitesimal: Los invisibles sociales
Infinitesimal journal: The social invisibles
Roger Bartra
Sinapsis: El perro negro de Churchill
Synapsis: The black dog of Churchill
Enrique Serna
Aerolitos: Envidias declaradas
Aerolites: Declared envies
Guilermo Sheridan
Saltapatrás: Un amor de paz (horizonte)
Saltapatrás: Love of peace (horizon)


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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]

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]

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