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How to turn Turk?

The literary history of the Turk is long: from the Shakespearean Turk to Turkish humanist Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar's "dervish without the mantle". But what exactly does it entail, to turn Turk? E. Khayyat traces an intellectual tradition that begins with the characters of Don Quixote. [ more ]

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Letras Libres 9/2014
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Letras Libres

Dossier: Israel-Palestina: Destinos trágicos

Dossier: Israel-Palestina: Tragic fates
Enrique Krauze
Toma de conciencia
Building awareness
Ari Shavit
Signos de interrogación
Question marks
Gabriel Zaid
Una guerra interminable
A never ending war
Michael Walzer
La derrota de Hamás y las muertes de civiles
Israel must defeat Hamas, but also do more to limit civilian deaths
Leon Wieseltier
Una guerra justa e injusta
A just and unjust war


Rodrigo Fresán, Patricio Pron
Cien años de Adolfo Bioy Casares
Adolfo Bioy Casares' 100th anniversary
George Steiner
Extracto de Fragments (Somewhat Charred)
Extract from Fragments (Somewhat Charred)
Giovanna Rivero
Los dos nombres de Saulo (cuento)
Saulo's two names (short story)


Juan Gabriel Vásquez by Jasper Vervaeke


María Soledad Pereira
El hombre del ataúd
The man of the coffin


Robin Robertson
Wire fence
Alan Mills
Los pasajeros sueñan
The passangers dream
Homero Aridjis
Migrantes de viaje
Travelling migrants


Christopher Domínguez Michael
José Ortega y Gasset, de Jordi Gracia
José Ortega y Gasset, by Jordi Gracia
Pablo Sol Mora
La fiesta de la insignificancia, de Milan Kundera
La fiesta de la insignificancia, by Milan Kundera
Aloma Rodríguez
Ojalá nos perdonen, de A. M. Homes
Ojalá nos perdonen, by A. M. Homes
Ramón González Férriz
Fuego y cenizas, de Michael Ignatieff
Fuego y cenizas, by Michael Ignatieff
Daniel Gascón
La muerte del padre y Un hombre enamorado, de Karl Ove Knausgård
La muerte del padre y Un hombre enamorado, by Karl Ove Knausgård
Daniel Krauze
El jilguero, de Donna Tartt
El jilguero, by Donna Tartt

Arts and media

Vicente Molina Foix
Cine: Rosebud: Casamiento y martirio
Film: Marriage and martyrdom
Tanya Huntington
Cine: The 50 Year Argument, de Martin Scorsese
Film: The 50 Year Argument, by Martin Scorsese
Carlos Granés
Artes plásticas: El Greco y la pintura moderna
Visual arts: El Greco and modern painting

Current affairs

Miguel Aguilar
Política: Jordi Pujol
Politics: Jordi Pujol
Gabriela Damián
Literatura: Angela Carter: el aullido de la doncella
Literature: Angela Carter: the maid's howl
Agustín Fernández Mallo
Comuncación: La red de redes
Communcation: The net of nets
Antonio Elorza
Política: Turquía ante Bizancio: la memoria borrada
Politics: Turkey and Bizantym: Erased memory
Héctor Villarreal
Conspiraciones: El nuevo orden transhumano
Conspiracies: The new transhuman order


Hugo Hiriart
Diario infinitesimal: Venenos
Infinitesimal diary: Poisons
Roger Bartra
Sinapsis: Pragmatismo y melancolía
Synapsis: Pragmatism and melancholy
Enrique Serna
Aerolitos: Ensuciar papel
Aerolites: Getting paper dirty
Guillermo Sheridan
Saltapatrás: Superstición: potencia oscura
Jumpback: Superstition: potencia oscura


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Civil disobedience for an age of total surveillance
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A finger pointing at the moon
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Piotr Kiezun, Jaroslaw Kuisz
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