Aris Fioretos

Aris Fioretos (1960) je spisovateľ, esejista, básnik a prekladateľ, v súčasnosti profesor estetiky na univerzite v Štokholme. Narodil sa vo Švédsku ako syn Gréka a Rakúšanky, študoval u Jacquesa Derridu v Paríži, neskôr na univerzite v Štokholme a Yale University. Do švédštiny prekladal diela Celana a Nabokova a jeho knihy vyšli v prekladoch do niekoľkých jazykov, vrátane nemčiny, angličtiny a francúzštiny.

Europe’’s secret name

Photo: Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images Give Europe a soul was the motto under which one of the Fathers of the European Union, Jacques Delors, launched a campaign for the cultural consolidation of Europe a few years ago. He was convinced that a common identity needed to be developed which went deeper than the Schengen Agreement and the common currency, otherwise individual interests could break the Union. While his intent was surely as serious as it was honest, the attendant expectations were somewhat naive. For, might one ask whether a soul could be prescribed, like cost saving measures or penicillin? […]