Ilan Stavans

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The Oven

An Anti-Lecture

University of Massachusetts Press
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The Plain in Flames

By Juan Rulfo; Translated by Ilan Stavans; Other adaptation by Harold Augenbraum
University of Texas Press
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Hurricanes and Carnivals

Essays by Chicanos, Pochos, Pachucos, Mexicanos, and Expatriates

Edited by Lee Gutkind; Introduction by Ilan Stavans
The University of Arizona Press
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Octavio Paz

A Meditation

The University of Arizona Press
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Lotería

The University of Arizona Press
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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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Yiddish South of the Border

An Anthology of Latin American Yiddish Writing

Edited by Alan Astro; Introduction by Ilan Stavans
University of New Mexico Press

Alan Astro has compiled the first anthology of Latin American Yiddish writings translated into English. Included are works of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Uruguay, and Cuba, with one brief memoir by a Russian rabbi who arrived in San Antonio, Texas, in 1910.

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Casa Mañana

The Morrow Collection of Mexican Popular Arts

Edited by Susan Danly; Introduction by Ilan Stavans
University of New Mexico Press
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