The European Review of Books is a magazine of culture and ideas, in English and in a writer’s own tongue. They publish book-length print issues three times a year, and digital pieces each week.
No review of books reviews only books, nor does it merely review. They publish many kinds of writing: fiction, travelogue, provocation, parody, poem, come what may. In general they champion the essayistic mode. A good essay is the antidote to the measly opinion, the enemy of the airy platitude. They want avenues to the arcane, the profane, the grand.
In issue #2:
The 208 pages of ERB Issue Two are bursting with essays, reviews, reportage, interview, photography and experiment by writers from all over Europe — and beyond.
It is a reading experience unto itself, designed like nothing else. The ERB’s print designer, Patrick Doan, gave the magazine a distinctive, layered form. TURN the pages to read, but CUT the pages — easily done with a finger — to open a second layer, where you’ll find shorter essays, asides, and the occasional language game. Issue Two features resurrected darlings, psychic detectives, lyrical slang, Chinese palindromes and to every reader their own Dichter und Denker. Discover Europe’s new république des lettres.
208 pages, French fold binding design.