Berlin Quarterly is a cultural journal of journalism, literature and visual arts which, starting from the German capital, broadens its gaze in a global perspective.
Among its 168 pages it is possible to find reportages, essays, poems, photo shoots and interesting stories that come from every corner of the world, becoming the key to a mutual understanding.
According to the authors of Berlin Quarterly, indeed, we can interpret the past and prepare for the challenges of the future only by making good use of these tools.
This issue of Berlin Quarterly also speaks a lot of Italian. Here are the contents inside:
In the opening report for this issue, Peter Frederick Matthews visits Prora, a colossal building complex on the island of Rügen, Germany. In addition to his research into the Nazi roots of the world's largest holiday resort, Matthews also traces the history of tourism and the interaction between the tourism industry and state-sponsored violence in Germany and abroad.
Teresa O'Connell translates Valerio Mattioli, which describes the history and geography of the city of Rome around the Grande Raccordo Anulare. Mattioli also analyzes the fundamental myth of Rome of Romulus and Remus and predicts future potentials for the city based on these origins.
Heather Cleary translates Roque Larraquy in A Report on Animal Ectoplasm, a magical depiction of life and death in Argentina. Claudia Durastanti's portrayal of her relationship with her mother, who is deaf, tenderly explores their separate and common interactions with music.
Through her memoir In The Dream House, Guggenheim-winning writer Carmen Maria Machado fights the erasure of domestic violence in lesbian relationships. His poetic and innovative prose tells of his violent relationship, linked to artistic representations of love and violence.
An extensive dossier presents nine contemporary poets from Turkey. This review really covers a lot in style and content and is useful for those interested in contemporary writing in this country.
Guido Guidi presents two collections from his photographic portfolio: the first shows a series of images from the Venetian mainland in the 1980s and the other depicts the changing landscape along the Via Emilia, an ancient Italian road that connects Milan with the Adriatic coast.
The archive section boasts a series of color infographics on the progress of African Americans, originally presented by WEB de Bois at the 1900 World's Fair. These images, contextualized by an in-depth introduction, explored and fought the narratives of black life in post-slavery America.
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