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Go out to your local bookshop, advises Enda O'Doherty, and get in close with those Books You Haven't Read, the Books To Read Next Summer and The Books To Fill Out Those Small Gaps That Are Still There On Your Shelves. Don't come away empty-handed. They may not be there forever. [ more ]

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du was a member of the Eurozine network from November 2000 to November 2011.

du is a monthly dossier of a broad range of cultural phenomena. du takes up current issues and problems, portrays the life and work of important cultural figures, and documents the cultural reflection on society. du thinks of itself as a European institution; taken together, its issues form nothing less than an encyclopaedia of the contemporary. Each issue includes a du culture calendar listing selected exhibitions in Europe and elsewhere.

Monat für Monat legt du ein Dossier aus dem weiten Feld der Kultur vor. Thematisiert Phänomene und Probleme, porträtiert Leben und Werk bedeutender Kulturschaffender und dokumentiert Kultur als einen Ort, an dem über Gesellschaft nachgedacht wird. du versteht sich als europäische Institution; die Folge der Hefte bildet nichts geringeres als eine Enzyklopädie der Gegenwart in Einzelthemen.

Articles published in Eurozine

Ursula März

From rags to riches

Madonna, like millions of other girls, dreamt from early childhood of becoming a star. Her dream came true because she was convinced that it was possible in America, through sheer willpower and the willingness to be brutal with herself. [more]


Hadeel Rizq-Qazzaz

Shut out by the wall, shut in by tradition

Palestinian women are the hardest hit by the wall

"The wall creates new, irrevocable facts in women's lives". The stories of four women living in the shadow of the Israel-Palestine wall. [more]


Thomas Hettche

In the icey cold of a precious moment

"What is it that people find here, 1856 metres above sea level? Proximity to the heavens? The snow, the cold, the silence, the clarity of the air? Or is it the intuition of the disappearance of the self?" Thomas Hettche on the Swiss village of Sils Maria. [more]


Jenny Erpenbeck


Part of a house stands on appropriated Jewish land. When the systems changed so did the owners. But who does the house really belong to? [more]


Natalka Sniadanko

Journey through Germany

In her journey through Germany, Ukrainian author Natalka Sniadanko discovers traces of her home country everywhere, as well as stereotypes about it. [more]


Wolfram Goertz

Johann Sebastian Bach: The geometric composer

Twenty-three attempts to fathom the cosmos Bach and his enigmatic musical order -- from the womb to eternity. [more]


Elmar Holenstein

The navel of the world

"What does he know of Europe who only Europe knows?" said Rudyard Kipling. A plea for looking beyond the borders of fatherland and mother tongue. [more]


Elif Safak

The power of the covered women

Istanbul's feminine district

A pink halo hovers over Istanbul's traditional district of Üsküdar, where many of the monuments, mosques, and fountains were built by or for women. [more]


Hanna Rutishauser

Whoever has a house, survives

Life for migrants to Istanbul's suburbs

Gecekondu, homes built semi-legally on public land, first appeared on the outskirts of Turkish cities in the 1950s. Originally, residents were granted ownership of their property. Now, around half pay rent. All the while, gecekondu districts continue to aggregate on the edges of Turkey's cities. [more]


Georg Brunold

Europe's inventors of the figure of mourning

A modern history of Turkey's Greek minority

The Greek minority in Turkey have suffered since 1920. Today, the EU represents their greatest hope for better prospects. [more]


Klaus Kreiser

Arrival in the twenty-first century

Istanbul and modernity

Istanbul's Ottoman heritage has been fighting a losing battle against modernization since the 1920s. For most residents of the city today, there is no alternative to a Western way of life. [more]


Helga Leiprecht

Imre Kertész. The stranger

An interview with Imre Kertész, in which he talks about discrimination, censorship, and linguistic isolation, and why he is at home with his alienation. [more]


György Spiró

Imre Kertész and his time

Not Jewish. Not Hungarian. Not anti-German enough.

The "perfect normality" of his fiction placed Imre Kertész on the sidelines of Hungarian literature during socialism, and still causes dislike, says a leading Hungarian playwright. [more]


Sonallah Ibrahim

The flying drapes of the Kaabah

Sonallah Ibrahim leads us through the eventful present and past of Saudi Arabia's relations to its neighbours. He concentrates on the history of the famous Kaabah drapes and the robbery attempted by Muhammad al-Fassi and his sister Hind. [more]


Dieter Bachmann

Walser's Wake, 1956 - 1966

Robert Walser's colleagues were also his readers. His texts are of a transitory character and keep turning away. [more]


Pedro Almodovar


Talk to Her: The Set from the Viewpoint of the Director

Pedro Almodóvar's thoughts on photography and the differences between photos and pictures in motion. [more]


Elisabeth Bronfen

Women's Law

Interpreting Female Colours and the Male Gaze

Elisabeth Bronfen reflects on Pedro Almodovar's theory of colours, muted women, and the desires of his characters. [more]


Helmut Bünder, Franz Fischler, René Höltschi

"As long as people want to eat and drink, there'll be farmers"

An Interview with Franz Fischler, Member of the European Commission Responsible for Agriculture

Do our farmers have a future? Why does the EU need an agricultural policy? And will the current principles survive the enlargement process? [more]


Doris Krystof, Marco Meier

Hoping for the Slightest Sign of Truth

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Alexander Böckli

The Ghosts I Called To

As part of a dossier on right-wing radicalism and populism in Europe, Alexander Böckli writes about the rise of such groups in Switzerland - and their seemless adaptation with the times. [more]


Karl-Markus Gauß

For Austria, Entirely Compatible

As part of a dossier on right-wing radicalism and populism in Europe, Karl-Markus Gauß writes about a new form of right-wing radicalism in Austria: bourgeois and polite, it appeals to a new - primarily economic - type of racism, which appears entirely in line with the "European values". [more]


Jacqueline Hénard

The Left's Best Fiend

As a part of a dossier on right-wing radicalism and populism in Europe, Jacqueline Hénard traces how the strategy to power of the right-wing politican Bruno Mégret unwittingly led to fall back to the margins of interior politics. [more]


Sergio Romano

An Eerie Safeguard

As a part of a dossier on right-wing radicalism and populism in Europe, Sergio Romano looks at the parties in coalition with Berlusconi. [more]


Jacqueline Schärli

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