Ilan Stavans

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Conversations with Ilan Stavans

The University of Arizona Press

For almost twenty years, Ilan Stavans—described by the Washington Post as "Latin America's liveliest and boldest critic and most innovative cultural enthusiast"—has interviewed path-breaking intellectuals and artists in a wide range of media. As host of the critically acclaimed PBS series La Plaza, he interviews ...

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Sor Juana

Or, the Persistence of Pop

The University of Arizona Press

Sor Juana: Or, The Persistence of Pop encapsulates the life, times, and legacy of seventeenth-century Mexican nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Ilan Stavans provides a biographical and meditative picture of how popular perceptions of her life and work both shape and reflect Latinx culture.

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José Vasconcelos

The Prophet of Race

Rutgers University Press
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Avenues of Translation

The City in Iberian and Latin American Writing

Bucknell University Press

Avenues of Translation explores how translation perpetuates, diversifies, deepens, and expands the literary production of cities in their greater cultural context, and how translation shapes an understanding of and access to a city's past and present literary and cultural practices.

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Octavio Paz

The University of Arizona Press

Octavio Paz: Nobel Prize winner, author of The Labyrinth of Solitude and Sor Juana, or, the Traps of Faith, precursor and pathfinder, a guiding light of the Mexican intelligentsia in the twentieth century.

In this small, memorable meditation on Octavio Paz as a thinker and man of action, Ilan Stavans—described ...

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LoterÃa

The University of Arizona Press

Order this week to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and receive 20% off and a free Lotería game with your purchase! Use the promotional code MAY5. Game offer valid while supplies last.

A pastime, delightful—

Chips, cards, and a table.

The riddles insightful,

the future, unstable!

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With All Thine Heart

Love and the Bible

Rutgers University Press

Addressing a wide range of topics, from biblical archaeology and fundamentalism to Hollywood movies, lexicography, and the act of praying, With All Thine Heart suggests that the Hebrew Bible is a novel worth decoding patiently, such as one does with classics like Don Quixote de la Mancha, In Search of Lost Time, and Anna Karenina.  Similar to the protagonists in these tales, biblical characters, although not shaped with the artistic nuance of modern literature, allow for astonishing insight. This exploration of love through the pages of the Bible—organized chronologically from Genesis to Exodus and followed by insightful meditations on the Song of Songs and the Book of Job—is a  delightful intellectual and spiritual treat . . . Shema Ysrael!

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Return to Centro Histórico

A Mexican Jew Looks for His Roots

Rutgers University Press

Inspired by a stirring e-mail exchange with his father, award-winning essayist and cultural commentator , Ilan Stavans decided to do something bizarre: revisit his hometown, Mexico City, accompanied by a tour guide.  With the same linguistic verve and insight that has made him one of the most distinguished voices in American literature today, Ilan Stavans invites readers along for a personal journey that is not only his own, but that of an entire culture. Return to Centro Histórico makes it possible for readers to understand the intimate role that Jews have played in the devleopment of Hispanic civilzation.

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Avenues of Translation

The City in Iberian and Latin American Writing

Bucknell University Press

Avenues of Translation explores how translation perpetuates, diversifies, deepens, and expands the literary production of cities in their greater cultural context, and how translation shapes an understanding of and access to a city's past and present literary and cultural practices.

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