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Lateral | 132 (12/2005)

La Fiera Literaria, Birmajer, M. Peyrou, El arte de la acción

Lateral | 131 (11/2005)

Kapuscinski, Ellroy, Deleuze y la pornopolítica

Lateral | 130 (10/2005)

Claudio Guillen y Fernando Texidor, Hubert Sauper, Polémica Rómulo Gallegos

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lateral was a member of the Eurozine network from January 2001 to January 2006.

"There are always more reasons for closing a cultural publication than for striving to keep it alive," wrote director and founder of lateral Mihály Dés in his column for the final issue, 133 (1/2006). Although the journal is no longer producing new issues, their archive from 2001 to 2006 will remain in Eurozine.

lateral was a monthly focusing on cultural and social phenomena. It reviewed the latest books from around the world, with a special interest in Hispanic literature. It offered debates, interviews, biographies, literary criticism, poetry, and short stories, and also covered a great variety of other fields, such as politics, history, science, arts, and music.

lateral was first published in 1994 and became a leading voice in Spain's cultural panorama. Its web site is a highly visited space of intellectual dialogue in Spain with visitors from around the world, as lateral is not only read in Spain but also in the rest of Europe and Latin America. A full archive of all lateral issues remains available at

Articles published in Eurozine

Manuel Delgado

A city within a city

What constitutes a modern city? The example of Barcelona. [more]


Mihály Dés

Penultimate criticism of criticism

Has literary criticism any role left to play? [more]


Slavenka Drakulic

Who's afraid of Europe?

Opening address at the 14th European Meeting of Cultural Journals

Is Europe ready for a new identity? In an essay first published in 2000, Slavenka Drakulic expresses doubts about the continuing momentum of European integration. [more]


Mihály Dés

In search of genetic waste

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Mihály Dés

I Am Who I Am

What constitutes a person's identity - or identities? How many identites are left in the age of globalisation, and what do they mean? [more]


Julio Villanueva Chang

Tale of a failed suicide

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Mihály Dés

Decade Without a Cause

A decade after the Berlin Wall fell, Mihály Dés reflects on what he see as the failures of the left in this time to realise the real significance of the events of 1989 and the achievements that followed. [more]


Juan Carlos Velasco

El compromiso de Habermas



Mihály Dés

Penúltima sub-versión de la realidad

Al cierre de esta edición (21 de enero de 2003, víspera de la impresión del presente número) Venezuela lleva ya 52 días paralizada o, según, movilizada por una huelga general. Este acontecimiento sin parangón no ha merecido mucha atención de la opinión pública ni tampoco ha despertado demasiada simpatía. El autor de este artículo investiga las razones. [more]


Mihály Dés

Acuso a la vida

Según observa la sabiduría popular, todas las cosas buenas de la vida o engordan o son inmorales. Pero esto ha cambiado. Los placeres, que hasta ahora se pagaban caros, se han convertido en un negocio que permite recuperar la inversión con creces. Estamos al albor de una nueva era: la Era de las Indemnizaciones. Todo depende de si tenemos un buen abogado. [more]


Mihály Dés

Renouncing England

Who now remembers how one travelled from a communist country to the West? What does this past have to do with the immigrants of today and the terrorists of yesterday? [more]



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2016 Jean Améry Prize collection
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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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