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Letras Libres 3/2012
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Letras Libres


1812: Liberal legacy
Roberto L. Blanco Valdés
Cádiz: partera de la nación, cuna de la Constitución
Midwife of the nation, birthplace of the constitution
Antonio Elorza
La gestación de la libertad
The origin of freedom
Manuel Chust
La dimensión americana de la Constitución de 1812
The american dimension of the constitution of 1812
Ramón González
Entrevista con Carmen Iglesias
Interview with Carmen Iglesias


José Manuel Prieto
Cuba: A state in retreat
Timothy Snyder
La realidad ignorada
Holocaust: The ignored reality
Gabriel Zaid
Una canción de María Grever
A María Grever song
Felix Romeo
Noche de los enamorados (fragmento)
Lovers Night (fragment)


Tedi López Mills
José Kozer
Pedro Serrano
Seven Oaks


By Bruno H. Piché
Jon Lee Anderson


Patricio Pron
Canción de tumba,de Julián Herbert
Song of grave, by Julián Herbert
Manuel Arias Maldonado
El triunfo de las ciudades,de Edward Glaeser
Triumph of The City, by Edward Glaeser
Blas Matamoro
Al vuelo de la página.Diario 1990-2000,de Juan Malpartida
The flight of the page. Journal 1990-2000, by Juan Malpartida
Leah Bonnín
Jin Ping Mei. El erudito de las carcajadas, anónimo
Jin Ping Mei. The Plum in the Golden Vase, anonymous
Javier Aparicio Maydeu
Cuentos reunidos y Las vidas de Dubin,de Bernard Malamud
Collected Stories and Dubin’s Lives, by Bernard Malamud
Mariano de Santa Ana
Cuaderno de las islas, de Andrés Sánchez Robayna
Islands Notebook, by Andrés Sánchez Robayna
Andrea Martínez Baracs
La liebre de la Patagonia, de Claude Lanzmann
The patagonian hare, by Claude Lanzmann

Artes y medios

Arts and Media
Vincente Molina Foix
Cine:Los Goyas 2012
Films: The Goya Awards 2012
María Minera
Pintura: Mona Lisa bis
Arts: The Two Mona Lisas
Maite Méndez Baiges
Artes Plásticas Hesychasta. En la muerte de Tàpies
Arts: Hesychasta. In the death of Tàpies
María Virginia Jaua
Artes: Una sexta parte de la Tierra en el musac
Arts: One-sixth of the earth on the MUSAC of Leon, Spain

Notes on...

Teresa Giménez Barbat
Astronomía: La exploración del cosmos
Astronomy: The exploration of Cosmos
Jordi Gracia
In memóriam: Elogio intempestivo de Carlos Pujol
In Memoriam: Untimely commend of Carlos Pujol
Malcolm Otero Barral
Periodismo Cultural: La mujer del César
Cultural Journalism: The Caesar's wife
Ibsen Martínez
Venezuela: Elecciones primarias: Ensayo general?
Venezuela: Primary elections: rehearsal?
Mauricio Montiel Figueiras
Literatura: Vendrá la muerte y tendrá tus letras
Literature: death will come and will have your letters


Hugo Hiriart
Diario Infinitesimal: Una o dos nociones básicas de alquimia
Infinitesimal Journal: One or Two Basic Notions of Alchemy
Roger Bartra
Sinapsis: Amor interno bruto
Synapses: Love domestic product
Enrique Serna
Aerolitos: Cómo fracasar en sociedad
Meteorites: How to Failure in Society
Guillermo Sheridan
Saltapatrás: El futuro como materia prima
Saltapatrás: future as raw material


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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