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Orhan Pamuk | On Europe
‘In the part of the world where I come from, Europe is not just an ideal and a beautiful dream’ Translated from the Turkish by Ekin Oklap.
‘Migration will not stop: if there is a single lesson to be taken home from Lesbos it is that.’
Jacqueline Rose | On Europe
‘We will get nowhere in understanding the present crisis unless we, as Europeans, are willing to look into the dark heart of ourselves.’
Romesh Gunesekera | On Europe
‘Identity, it seemed, was not so self-determined after all.’
My Chequered Europe
‘A Europe of different languages, landscapes and cultures, all of which have retained their characters.’ Translated from the German by Charlotte Collins.
Srećko Horvat | On Europe
‘We are the ones who are responsible for not repeating the mistakes of the past.’
Laurent Gaudé | On Europe
‘Fervent social awareness and civic passion have deserted today’s Europe.’ Translated from the French by Alison Anderson.
‘The first time I heard the word exile – sürgün – in Turkish, I was a child. It struck me how closely it rhymed with another word: hüzün – melancholy.’
On the Island of the Black River
William Atkins visits the remote island of Sakhalin, following in the footsteps of Anton Chekhov.
Squish Me Tender
‘I wasn’t sure if I was having an orgasm or evolving.’
[The Delicate Architecture of the Withdrawal Agreement]
‘I, the pulse. I, the task. I, the ions of the documents extant. I, I, I as in, irrealidad, ingles, intruido.’