Print series

The Legacy of Division: East and West after 1989

Can one speak of a new East–West split? How has our understanding of the two halves of Europe, shaped by the Iron Curtain, changed in the past three decades? Some seem to forever carry the East with them, while others substitute the colloquial ‘end of history’ with shallow concepts for political gain. Easterners are tired of the perpetual post-Communist stigma, while Westerners suggest the promised land wasn’t quite so promising in the first place.

In a series of original essays and conversations, 35 contributors from the fields of European and global history, politics, and culture address questions fundamental to our understanding of Europe today. Edited by Ferenc Laczó and Luka Lisjak Gabrijelčič and based on Eurozine’s long-running focal point, this anthology offers a unique cross-section of perspectives and experiences from authors like Aleida Assmann, Philipp Ther, Barbara J. Falk, Ivan Krastev, Diana Georgescu, Karl Schlögel, James Wang, Joachim von Puttkammer, Holly Case, Owen Hatherley, and more.

The book was supported by the Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung and published by CEU Press in September 2020. Order the book here.

ISBN: 978-963-386-374-9

Widening the Context: A Eurozine Anthology

Eurozine im:print no. 3Widening the context: A Eurozine anthology

What started thirty-five years ago as an informal meeting of European editors became the basis for Eurozine, founded in 1998 as an online cultural journal and editorial network. To celebrate this double anniversary, Eurozine has published a print anthology spanning the project chronologically, thematically, generically and geographically. The book provides an insight into two decades of engagement with issues at the heart of the European debate. From the new nationalisms to Euro-Islam, from Paris and Prague to free speech and the role of intellectuals, from algorithms to post-truth politics and the masculinities of Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump – a collection of texts that widen the context.

Featuring articles by Slavenka Drakulić, Jan-Werner Müller, Ida Börjel, Jacques Rupnik, Timothy Snyder, Barys Piatrovich, Tatiana Zhurzhenko, Marci Shore, Kenan Malik, Nilüfer Göle, Kathrin Passig, and Achille Mbembe.

With an introduction by Eurozine co-founders Carl Henrik Fredriksson and Klaus Nellen.

Edited and commented by Carl Henrik Fredriksson, Simon Garnett, and Klaus Nellen.

‘Europe is being torn apart. However, one of the positive effects of the crisis of the EU is that Europeans have started to become interested in one other. The financial crisis made the ordinary German an expert on the Greek and Italian economies; the refugee crisis turned Czechs and Poles into experts on the German asylum system. In short, the common European public sphere is now more a reality than ever before. If there is a project that embodies this idea it is Eurozine. What could be more European than a small journal of big ideas? If Eurozine did not exist, it would have to be invented. Thank God and its visionary founders, it is already with us.’ – Ivan Krastev, author of After Europe

‘A cure for intellectual asthma.’ – Ola Larsmo, Dagens Nyheter

Purchase: The book is currently available directly via Eurozine, please place an order by sending an email to office@eurozine.com (payment via online banking transfer or PayPal). Price: 12 EUR (excl. shipment)

The book is also available via Amazon, see link here.

ISSN: 1684-467
ISBN: 978-3-9502840-2-7

Europe talks to Europe. A polylogue on culture and politics

Eurozine im:print no. 2

Cover of Eurozine Europe Talks to Europe

Eurozine im:print is a series of print collections, compiling Eurozine articles and essays around topics of special interest and relevance to a transnational debate.

The new issue publishes a series of public debates Eurozine organized in cities across central and eastern Europe, including Budapest, Bratislava, Brno, Bucharest, Lviv, Sofia, Warsaw and Vienna from Autumn 2009 to Spring 2011. The texts based on the discussions were first published on the Eurozine website and republished in translation by journals in the network. In this volume they have been supplemented by further articles and interviews.

Focusing issues ranging from the limits of multiculturalism to Marxism as analytical tool and political perspective, from citizens’ trust in the political system and the future of democracy to politics of memory and cross-border journalism, Europe talks to Europe features prominent intellectuals and opinion makers from western and eastern Europe: Martin M. Simecka, Lázsló Rajk, Arne Ruth, Danuta Glondys, Robert Misik, Daniel Daianu, Mircea Vasilescu, Benedict Seymour, Jirí Pehe, Anders Ramsay, Kenan Malik, Fero Sebej, Judith Vidal-Hall, Ivaylo Ditchev, Andriy Shevchenko and David Van Reybrouck.

All these discussions illustrate the importance of a communal space transcending national boundaries – also the borders between eastern and western Europe. A space where arguments and analyses based on diverging historical experiences can be formulated. While Marxism has strong critical potential in western Europe, many eastern European intellectuals regard it as a totalitarian relic. Both perspectives are part of the European intellectual legacy. Nationalism in Belgium might be very 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 a cooperation between Eurozine and ERSTE Foundation.

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Purchase: The book is currently available directly via Eurozine, please place an order by sending an email to office@eurozine.com (payment via online banking transfer or PayPal). Price: 12 EUR (excl. shipment)

Eurozine im:print 2
Europe talks to Europe. A polylogue on culture and politics
ISBN: 978-3-9502840-1-0
ISSN: 1684-4637
Language: English
Dimensions: 152 pages, 22.0 x 19.0 cm

 

Literary perspectives. The re-transnationalisation of literary criticism

Eurozine im:print no. 1

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The first issue of Eurozine im:print is now published. In Literary perspectives. The re-transnationalisation of literary criticism, renowned literary critics describe the current literary climate in Croatia, Sweden, Austria, Ukraine, Hungary, Slovenia, Northern Ireland, The Netherlands and Estonia.

Literary criticism in the more narrow (European) sense of the word – meaning texts discussing and criticizing recently published books – is today a very national affair. Almost all books reviewed in daily newspapers, weeklies, and journals are published in the country where the reviewing medium appears. Single reviews or general overviews of books written in other parts of the world and not (yet) translated – be they poetry, short stories, or novels – are extremely rare. Eurozine’s series of essays “Literary Perspectives” aims to “re-transnationalize” literary criticism by providing overviews of diverse literary landscapes written by distinguished literary critics based in the respective countries.

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Purchase: The book is currently available directly via Eurozine, please place an order by sending an email to office@eurozine.com (payment via online banking transfer or PayPal). Price: 12 EUR (excl. shipment)

Eurozine im:print 1
Literary perspectives. The re-transnationalisation of literary criticism
ISBN: 978-3-9502840-0-3
ISSN: 1684-4637
Language: English
Dimensions: 96 pages, 22.0 x 19.0 cm

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