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On Dean and Europe and the meaning of festina lente
A letter from the editor

Death in Spring
Colm Tóibín on a Catalan work of dazzling complexity

Hot Moon Goes to Europe
The spy thriller that just won’t — it actually can’t — end By Tom Basden

Do You Know Your Eurovision?
The Five Dials questionnaire By Chris Lochery

¡Qué tontos los ingleses!
The callousness of Brexit; the empathy of poets
By Martha Sprackland

The Terrible Prophecies
Yanis Varoufakis on the ill-defined discontent of Brexit

‘The Final Countdown’
Jonas Hassen Khemiri hears Europe

My Grandmother Arrives in the Home Counties
A poem by Will Burns

Journal of the Plague Year: America, June 2017-June 2018
An excerpt By David Shields

Portfolio
Jackie Morris paints the otters

Five Dials Horoscopes
Sophie Mackintosh reads the stars

Even Worstward, Oh (The Brexit Beckett Rag)
By Chris Power

Brits on the Water
Jamie Brisick on the changing waves in Malibu

Four Poems
André Naffis-Sahely

One Poem
Cesare Pavese

Reading Cesare Pavese
Elizabeth Strout on The Beautiful Summer

Downtown Beirut
Traveling to Lebanon with Anbara Salam

Military Fitness
The missing chapter from Joe Dunthorne’s latest book, The Adulterants

Little Bricks
Gavin Haynes inspects the architecture in Beckton, E16

Future Perfect
Nathalie Olah seeks out the singularity in WC1

Just Kids by Patti Smith
Ana da Silva on Patti Smith’s Just Kids

On Italian Cuisine
Russell Norman on spaghetti carbonara

The cooking column
Dean Allen makes soup

The final word
Najat El Hachmi on the language of dreams

Susan Sontag meets Thomas Mann
A remarkable short story

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