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Segreto dietro la porta

Photo by Filip Kominik on Unsplash Originale: “Secreto tras la puerta”. Manuel Arias Maldonado. El Mundo. 16 giugno 2018 Negli anni 40 e 50, la cultura di massa ha recepito a modo suo le teorie psicoanalitiche. Come dimostra il cinema dell’epoca, si è diffusa la convinzione che il soggetto “sopprime” fatti decisivi della sua biografia. E quindi per arrivare […]

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Secret behind a door

Photo by Filip Kominik on Unsplash Originally published in Spanish: “Secreto tras la puerta”. Manuel Arias Maldonado.El Mundo. 16th June 2018 During the 40s and 50s, psychoanalysis theories dripped into mass culture. As can be seen in movies from the period, the idea that subjects “repress” crucial events in their biography became popular. Thus, the […]

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Atavistic Reflections

Photo by Talgat Baizrahmanov on Unsplash Originally published in Spanish: “Reflejos atávicos”. Manuel Arias Maldonado. El Mundo. 19th May 2018 In his shocking profile of the new president of the Catalan government, the German journalist Thomas Urban has provided a valuable service of conceptual clarification. According to what we can read in the pages of Süddeutsche Zeitung, Torra’s “alleged […]

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Uralte Reflexe

Photo by Talgat Baizrahmanov on Unsplash Ursprünglich auf Spanisch veröffentlicht: “Reflejos atávicos”. Manuel Arias Maldonado. El Mundo. 19 Mai 2018 In einem durchaus schockierenden Profil des neuen Präsidenten von Katalonien hat der deutsche Journalist Thomas Urban einen wertvollen Beitrag zur begrifflichen Aufklärung geleistet. Wie man auf den Seiten der Süddeutschen Zeitung lesen kann, soll “Torras angeblicher katalanischer Chauvinismus” keine […]

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Playing by Ear

Originally published in Spanish: “Tocar de oído”. Manuel Arias Maldonado. The Objective. 6 Nov 2017 We talk much about the obstacle that, for the democratic government of contemporary societies, its complexity represents. And rightly so. But the Catalan crisis shows us that even the simplest aspects of democratic political organization constitute an endless source of […]

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Catalogna: l’assalto al linguaggio

Originale: “Cataluña: el asalto al lenguaje”. Manuel Arias Maldonado. Revista de Libros.  È ben noto che, soltanto due anni dopo la sconfitta del nazismo, il filologo tedesco Viktor Klemperer ha pubblicato un libro di formidabile importanza –dal titolo LTI. Notizbuch eines Philologen– che documentava, a partire dagli appunti presi quotidianamente dall’autore a partire dall’arrivo di Hitler […]

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Possible Back Then

Originally published in Spanish: “Cataluña: lo posible anterior (I)”. Manuel Arias. Revista de Libros. In an entry in his diary, dated on April, 1966, Ricardo Piglia says, by mouth of his alter-ego Emilio Renzi, that he would like sometimes to “go back to certain times in my life, and live them with the awareness I […]

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Catalonia: The Assault on Language

Originally published in Spanish: “Cataluña: El asalto al lenguaje”. Manuel Arias Maldonado. Revista de Libros. It is well known that barely two years after the defeat of Nazism, the German philologist Viktor Klemperer published a remarkably important book, titled LTI. Notizbuch eines Philologen, documenting, from the author’s daily notes since Hitler came to power, which […]

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Spain 155

Originally published in Spanish: “España 155”. Manuel Arias Maldonado. The Objective. We have had some time to reflect on the unprecedented measure adopted by the Spanish government to invoke Article 155 of the constitution —after all, there is always a first time in life. But, whatever comes out from the Catalan Parliament, its enforcement will […]

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