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Letras Libres



¿Hacia dónde va Europa?

Where is Europe headed?
Héctor Abad Faciolince
En defense de Europa
In Defense of Europe
Robert Menasse
Breve historia del futuro europeo
A brief history of the European future
Pablo Simón
¿Quién manda en Europa?
Who rules Europe?
Ricardo Dudda
Entrevista con Miguel Otero-Iglesias
An interview with Miguel Otero-Iglesias
Amparo González y Sergio Maydeu
Refugiados: el precio de la inacción
Refugees: The cost of inaction


Daniel Gascón
Paul Preston: "Franco no era fascista. Era algo peor"
Paul Preston: "Franco was not a fascist. He was something worse"


Malcolm Lowry
Está negro el volcán
The volcano is dark
Andrew Marvell
Sobre una gota de rocío
On a drop of dew
Joanna Walsh
La gran serpiente negra
The big black snake
Charles Tomlinson
La puerta
The door


Enrique Krauze
Noche y día de México
Night and day of Mexico
Jaime Moreno Villarreal
André Bretón: el lugar y la fórmula
André Bretón: The place and the formula
André Bretón
Las transformaciones modernas del arte y del surrealismo
Modern transformations of art and surrealism
Gabriel Zaid

Short story

Eduardo Halfon
La pecera
The fishbowl


James Fenton
Qué quiero decir con México
What I mean by Mexico


Daniel Capó
Tierra negra, de Timothy Snyder
Black Earth, by Timothy Snyder
Gonzalo Torné
Una sensación extraña, de Orhan Pamuk
A Strangeness in my Mind, by Orhan Pamuk
Ismael Grasa
Capitalismo canalla, de César Rendueles
Miserable Capitalism, by César Rendueles
Christopher Domínguez Michael
Roland Barthes, de Tiphaine Samoyault
Roland Barthes, by Tiphaine Samoyault
Aloma Rodríguez
La otra hija, de Annie Ernaux
The other daughter, by Annie Ernaux
Edmundo Paz Soldán
Cuentos completos, de E.L. Doctorow
Complete short stories, by E.L. Doctorow

Artes y letrillas

Arts and current affairs
Miguel Aguilar
Política: La broma infinita
Politics: The infinite jest
Vicente Molina Foix
Cine: Rosebud: Exilio y deriva
Film: Rosebud: Exile and drift
Fernanda Solórzano
Cine: Toronto 2015: el cine que vendrá
Cinema: Toronto 2015: The new movies coming
Marta Rebón
Fotografía: Josef Koudelka
Photography: Josef Koudelka
Rodrigo Fresán
Literatura: El efecto Bukowski
Literature: The Bukowski effect

Premio Nobel de Literatura: Svetlana Alexievich

Política: El león Cecil y la pacificación de las costumbres
Politics: Cecil the lion and the pacification of customs
Valerie Miles
Literatura: El maelstrom
Literature: The maelstrom
Mariano Gistaín
Filosofía: Creencias de hoy
Philosophy: Today's beliefs
Jennifer Clement
Viaje: Una escocesa en México
Travel: A Scottish woman in Mexico


Hugo Hiriart
Diario infinitesimal: Mística
Infinitesimal journal: Mystic
Roger Bartra
Sinapsis: ¿Pactar con narcos?
Sinapsis: Negotiate with the narcos?
Enrique Serna
Aerolitos: No sabría decirle
Aerolitos: I wouldn't know how to tell you
Guillermo Sheridan
Saltapatrás: Inútil defensa de Isis
Saltapatrás: Useless defense of Isis


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?
Victor Tsilonis
Greek bailout referendum, Euro Summit, Germope
Victor Tsilonis of "Intellectum" (Greece) comments on recent developments in the Greek crisis: the short-lived euphoria of the 5 July referendum, Alexis Tsipras's subsequent "mental waterboarding", and the outlook for a German-led Europe. [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.
Neda Deneva, Constantina Kouneva, Irina Nedeva and Yavor Siderov
Does migration intensify distrust in institutions?
How do migration and institutional mistrust relate to one another? As a new wave of populism feeds on and promotes fears of migration, aggrandising itself through the distrust it sows, The Red House hosts a timely debate with a view to untangling the key issues. [more]

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Editor's choice     click for more

Timothy Snyder
Europe and Ukraine: Past and future
The history of Ukraine has revealed the turning points in the history of Europe. Prior to Ukraine's presidential elections in May 2014, Timothy Snyder argued cogently as to why Ukraine has no future without Europe; and why Europe too has no future without Ukraine. [more]

Literature     click for more

Karl Ove Knausgård
Out to where storytelling does not reach
To write is to write one's way through the preconceived and into the world on the other side, to see the world as children can, as fantastic or terrifying, but always rich and wide-open. Karl Ove Knausgård on creating literature. [more]

Jonathan Bousfield
Growing up in Kundera's Central Europe
Jonathan Bousfield talks to three award-winning novelists who spent their formative years in a Central Europe that Milan Kundera once described as the kidnapped West. It transpires that small nations may still be the bearers of important truths. [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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