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Ramsch [Junk]



Michael Hammerschmid, Barbara Schwarcz
Draußen die Stadt
The city outside
Benoît Gréan
O BLAU. Gedichte
O BLUE. Poems
Monika Schnyder
Aus den Gedichtzyklen "Salz" und "mare nostrum"
Poems taken from the cycles "Salt" and "mare nostrum"
Udo Kawasser
die arbeit der schmetterlinge
the work of butterflies
André Schinkel
Auf der Weltbühne oder Tragödien und Komödien in der Ukraine
On the world stage or: Tragedies and comedies in the Ukraine
Marko Martin
Monument der Macht. Eine südafrikanische Reise
Monuments of power. A South African journey


Elfie Miklautz, Adreis Echzehn
Cultura Morta. Unter Oberflächen
Cultura Morta. Under the surface
David Wagner
Ich suche bloß Wörter. Im Euroshop
I am just browsing for words. At Poundland's
Katharina Dutz, Niko Paech
Müllhalden des Fortschritts
Strategien gegen die Vernutzung der Welt
Rubbish dumps of progress
Strategies against the abusive usage of the world
Marc Engelhardt
Zukunft aus zweiter Hand
Europas überflüssige Waren landen in Afrika
Secondhand future
How Europe's superfluous commodities end up in Africa
Dennis Eversberg
The trashing of life
On the depreciation of labor power in atomistic capitalism
Daniel Miller
Martin Schürz
Andrea Roedig, Walter Famler
Es ist Passion, es ist Leiden
Ein Gespräch mit Walter Famler über Sammeln und Melancholie
Of passion and suffering
A conversation with Walter Famler about collecting and melancholia
Milena Solomun
Jonne Kauko geht containern
Jonne Kauko goes dumpster diving
Georg Seeßlen
Masses in misery
Skizzen über überflüssige Menschen, die traurige Masse und abjektiven Ekel im Kino
Masses in misery
Sketches of superfluous people, the sad masses and abjective revulsion in the cinema
Peter Strasser
Schreibramsch, Weltramsch
Über das Fast-vergessen-worden-Seins eines Autors, der für die Ewigkeit schreibt
Scribal junk, world junk
On an author who is nearly forgotten and who writes for eternity


Gordon Ball
Alles geschieht auf einmal
Everything happens at once
Auf der Suche nach Erleuchtung
Gordon Ball über Drogenrausch, Musik und den Geist der Sechzigerjahre
In search of epiphany
Gordon Ball on drugs, music and the spirit of the sixties


Martin Reiterer
Winsor McCay: The Complete Little Nemo
Klaus Bonn
Friederike Mayröcker: Cahier
Gisela Steinlechner
Christian Steinbacher: Tief sind wir gestapelt
Thomas Eder
Judith Nika Pfeifer: zwischen. Prosa
Ivana Perica
Ulrich Greiner: Schamverlust. Vom Wandel der Gefühlskultur


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]

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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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Editor's choice     click for more

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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Multimedia section including videos of past Eurozine conferences in Vilnius (2009) and Sibiu (2007). [more]

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