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Ilan Stavans

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Ilan Stavans (born Ilan Stavchansky on April 7, 1961, in Mexico City) is a Mexican-American, essayist. He is the author of "The Hispanic Condition", "The Riddle of Cantinflas", and "The One-Handed Pianist & Other Stories" as well as the editor of "The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories" and a dictionary näytä lisää of Spanglish, among other volumes. He has been a National Book Critics Circle Award nominee, the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Latino Literature Prize, among other honors. He teaches at Amherst College. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
Image credit: Stavans at the 2015 Texas Book Festival. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=44475580


Tekijän teokset

The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories (1998) — Toimittaja; Avustaja — 132 kappaletta
Growing Up Latino: Memoirs and Stories (1993) — Toimittaja — 130 kappaletta
Isaac Bashevis Singer: An Album (2004) — Toimittaja — 116 kappaletta
Latino USA: A Cartoon History (2000) 109 kappaletta
Quixote: The Novel and the World (2015) 66 kappaletta
Dictionary Days (2005) 66 kappaletta
The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature (2010) — General editor — 58 kappaletta
El Iluminado: A Graphic Novel (2012) 56 kappaletta
The Urban Muse (1997) 40 kappaletta
The Schocken Book of Modern Sephardic Literature (2005) — Toimittaja — 25 kappaletta
Popol Vuh: A Retelling (2020) 20 kappaletta
New World: Young Latino Writers (1996) 19 kappaletta
Reclaiming Travel (2015) 15 kappaletta
The Essential Ilan Stavans (2000) 13 kappaletta
Loteria (2004) 9 kappaletta
Love and Language (2007) 9 kappaletta
Mr. Spic Goes to Washington (2008) 9 kappaletta
Golemito (2013) 9 kappaletta
Octavio Paz: A Meditation (2002) 9 kappaletta
I Love My Selfie (2017) 6 kappaletta
What Is American Literature (2022) 6 kappaletta
Borges, the Jew (2016) 6 kappaletta
Knowledge and Censorship (2008) 4 kappaletta
Latino History and Culture (2007) 3 kappaletta
God, A History of God (2014) 3 kappaletta
La Condicion Hispanica (1999) 3 kappaletta
Prontuario (1985) 2 kappaletta
The Wall (Pitt Poetry Series) (2018) 2 kappaletta
A Critic's Journey (2010) 2 kappaletta
The new world Haggadah (2015) 2 kappaletta
Blimunda 1 kappale
The Oven: An Anti-Lecture (2018) 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Poetry of Pablo Neruda (2005) — Toimittaja — 899 kappaletta
Rebellion in the Backlands (1902) — Johdanto, eräät painokset608 kappaletta
Ihmeiden markkinat (1969) — Johdanto, eräät painokset482 kappaletta
Prisoner without a Name, Cell without a Number (1980) — Johdanto, eräät painokset476 kappaletta
Poems, Protest, and a Dream: Selected Writings (1997) — Johdanto, eräät painokset253 kappaletta
Selected Writings (Penguin Classics) (1986) — Johdanto, eräät painokset; Toimittaja, eräät painokset57 kappaletta
American Visa (2007) — Jälkisanat, eräät painokset54 kappaletta
Masterworks of Latin American Short Fiction: Eight Novellas (1996) — Johdanto, eräät painokset49 kappaletta
Muy Macho (1996) — Avustaja — 48 kappaletta
The Last Tortilla & Other Stories (1999) — Johdanto, eräät painokset36 kappaletta
Lengua Fresca: Latinos Writing on the Edge (2006) — Toimittaja — 19 kappaletta
Look Away! The U.S. South in New World Studies (2004) — Avustaja — 17 kappaletta
Mestizo (1988) — Johdanto, eräät painokset15 kappaletta
Mexican Village and Other Works (2008) — Esipuhe — 6 kappaletta

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It's hard to read creation myths without understanding the cultural references, but you'd need so many footnotes it would probably look like pages of Talmud. There were a few references I caught that weren't fully explained in the text (e.g. the creation of humans from maize involves Paxil, brokenness, and Cayala, bitter water, to create human blood --- nixtamalization!), but that just proved to me how much was going over my head. Getting a sense of the shape of the mythology (descending and sometimes rising from the underworld, repeated apocalypses) and some common themes (twins) was still worthwhile and interesting.

Sadly not a comic (I would read the hell out of that) but nice, if intermittent, illustrations. But again, with so much visual symbolism that I know I must have been missing....!

Pronunciation guide thanks to my excellent linguistics nerd friend Cass: "x" = "sh", "j" = "h" (like in Spanish). I assume ' is for a glottal stop, but don't quote me on that. This seems like the kind of thing that should have been in the book....
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caedocyon | 1 muu arvostelu | Jan 2, 2024 |
I have mixed feelings about Stavans. He's undeniably sharp - I love his notion that the US should consider Spanish a native language, for example, or his refusal to reduce Latines to "brown" - but he often slides towards self indulgence (Ilan, we don't want to hear about your dreams! In. every. damn. book!) and self regard. In short, worth reading but expect to be annoyed.
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giovannigf | 1 muu arvostelu | Sep 25, 2022 |
Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.
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fernandie | 1 muu arvostelu | Sep 15, 2022 |
Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.
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fernandie | Sep 15, 2022 |



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