Intellectual periodicals in Spanish
November 14, 2009 5:49 PM   Subscribe

What are the most interesting intellectual periodicals in Spanish?

Is there a close equivalent to the London Review of Books? To Dissent? To n+1? What distinguishes the slate of intellectual periodicals available in Spanish from that in English?
posted by Mummy of a Lady Named Jemutesonekh to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
 
The Spanish LRB is probably Babelia, part of El Pais.
posted by vacapinta at 12:29 AM on November 15, 2009


seconding Barbelia.
posted by Wilder at 8:30 AM on November 15, 2009


There's also letras libres.
posted by lucia__is__dada at 10:45 AM on November 16, 2009


In Mexico you have Letras Libres, Nexos and to a certain extent Proceso, AlgarabĂ­a and La Tempestad. They aren't as serious as the publications you mention, and the coverage tends to be all over the map between current events, history, literature and cultural reportage. In PerĂș, Etiqueta Negra is becoming quite famous in literary circles.

I think the big difference is that having a very small staff and little money, force magazines to produce less in-depth analysis.
posted by Omon Ra at 5:03 PM on February 1, 2010


Le Monde covers current events and has a heavy left slant, but I like it. A lot of the articles are just translated from the French though. Definitely going to check out the periodicals people have posted though.
posted by wooh at 8:34 PM on March 15, 2010


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