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Letras Libres 7/2012
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Letras Libres

La civilización del espectáculo

The civilization of the spectacle
Mario Vargas Llosa, Gilles Lipovetsky
Una conversación
Carlos Granés
Tríptico sobre política y espectáculo
Triptych on politics and entertainment
María Minera
El mejor arte posible
The best art possible
Rafael Lemus
El espectáculo de la literatura mundial
The spectacle of the World Literature


Gabriel Zaid
El negocio de las conferencias
The conference business
Peter Stamm
El vestido más hermoso (cuento)
The most beautiful dress (short story)


Eduardo García Rojas, José Aníbal Campos
Peter Stamm


Jonathan Littell
Un inferno de lo mas normal
A very ordinary hell
[translation from the original article in French by Tomás Granados Salinas]


Yehuda Amijái
Poema (versión de Claudia Kerik)
Poem (translation by Claudia Kerik)
Edward Hirsch
Dos poemas (versión de Pedro Serrano)
Two poems (translation by Pedro Serrano)
James Joyce
Música de cámara (versión de José Luis Rivas)
Chamber Music (translation by José Luis Rivas)


Book review
Christopher Domínguez Michael
Anniversary of Marcelino Méndez Pelayo
Antología de estudios y discursos literarios, by Marcelino Menéndez Pelayo
Apuntes biográficos de Menéndez Pelayo, by Miguel García Romero
Examen crítico de la obra de Menéndez Pelayo, by Emilio Castelar, Bernardino Martín Mínguez
Estudios de erudición y homenaje a Menéndez Pelayo, by several authors
El último sabio. Marcelino Menéndez Pelayo, by Antonio Santoveña Setién
Manuel Arranz
Prosas, de Robert Frost
Collected Prose, by Robert Frost
Eduardo Moga
El fugitivo. Poesía reunida (1985-2010), de Jesús Aguado
El fugitivo. Poesía reunida (1985-2010)
[The Fugitive. Collected Poems (1985-2010)], by Jesús Aguado
Leah Bonnín
Historia de los hermanos Soga, de Anónimo
Soga Monogatari, by anonymous
Wilfredo H. Corral
No leer, de Alejandro Zambra
No leer [Do Not Read], by Alejandro Zambra
Javier Ozón
En casa. Una breve historia de la vida privada, de Bill Bryson
At Home: A Short History of Private Life, by Bill Bryson

Artes y medios

Arts and media
Vicente Molina Foix
Cine: Los filmes de Warhol
Films: Warhol films
Jorge Edwards
Arte: Gerhard Richter en el Centro Pompidou
Art: Gerhard Richter at Centre Pompidou in Paris
Mauricio Montiel Figueiras
Dibujo: Kafka, una escritura privada
Drawing: Kafka, A Private Writing


Current issues
Rodrigo Fresán
Literatura: El bien de Philip Roth
Literature: Philip Roth in ten books
Daniel Gascón
Economía: Las palabras de la crisis
Spanish crisis: The tropes of the crisis
Mª Teresa Giménez Barbat
Ciencia: El capital erótico
Science: Erotic capital
Nicolás Casariego
In memóriam: Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)
In memoriam: Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)
Malcolm Otero Barral
Mundo editorial: La venta de Tusquets
Editorial world: The sale of Tusquets


Hugo Hiriart
Diario infinitesimal: En la gusanera
Infinitesimal journal: In the worm nest
Enrique Serna
Aerolitos: La inteligencia iletrada
Aerolitos: The illiterate intelligence
Roger Bartra
Sinapsis: Democratizar a la democracia
Synapses: Democratize democracy
Guillermo Sheridan
Saltapatrás: Archivo muerto
Saltapatrás: Dead file


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Ukraine in European dialogue
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Culture and the commons
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2016 Jean Améry Prize collection
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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]

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In memoriam: Ales Debeljak (1961-2016)
On 28 January 2016, Ales Debeljak died in a car crash in Slovenia. He will be much missed as an agile and compelling essayist, a formidable public speaker and a charming personality. [more]

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Mobilizing for the Commons
The 27th European Meeting of Cultural Journals
Gdańsk, 4-6 November 2016
The Eurozine conference 2016 in Gdańsk will frame the general topic of solidarity with a focus on mobilizing for the commons. The conference will take place in the European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk thus linking contemporary debates to the history of a broad, non-violent, anti-communist social movement which has started in the city's shipyard in 1980. [more]

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Neda Deneva, Constantina Kouneva, Irina Nedeva and Yavor Siderov
Does migration intensify distrust in institutions?
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Editor's choice     click for more

Jürgen Habermas, Michaël Foessel
Critique and communication: Philosophy's missions
Decades after first encountering Anglo-Saxon perspectives on democracy in occupied postwar Germany, Jürgen Habermas still stands by his commitment to a critical social theory that advances the cause of human emancipation. This follows a lifetime of philosophical dialogue. [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
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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]

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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]

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