Ilan Stavans


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Ilan Stavans is the Lewis-Sebring Professor in the Humanities, Latin America, and Latino Culture at Amherst College and the publisher of Restless Books. He is the author, most recently, of Quixote: The Novel and the World (2015), Borges, the Jew (2016), and I Love My Selfie (2017) and the editor of Becoming Americans: Four Centuries of Immigrant Writing (2011), The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry (2013), and Oy, Caramba! An Anthology of Jewish Stories from Latin America (2017). He recently published a new translation of Lazarillo de Tormes (2016).

  • September 7, 2017 | Ilan Stavans
    Grave at the US/Mexico border taken at a cemetery near Anthony, New Mexico, July 19, 2015 / Photo by Lanie Elizabeth The following is an excerpt from part 2 of a four-part poem called “T...
  • September 3, 2015 | Ilan Stavans
    The following essay is adapted from Quixote: The Novel and the World, due out from W.W. Norton next week. Asteroid 3552 displays some bizarre, disassociated behavior. Astronomers des...

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