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  • A Most Imperfect Union Apple/Kobo editionby Ilan Stavans

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 26.99

    Enough with the dead white men! The true story of the United States lies with its most overlooked and marginalized peoples—the workers, immigrants, housewives, and slaves who built America from the ground up, and who made this country what it is today. In A Most Imperfect Union , cultural critic Ilan Stavans and award-winning cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz... more...

  • Resurrecting Hebrewby Ilan Stavans

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 21.00

    Part of the Jewish Encounter series Here is the stirring story of how Hebrew was rescued from the fate of a dead language to become the living tongue of a modern nation. Ilan Stavans?s quest begins with a dream featuring a beautiful woman speaking an unknown language. When the language turns out to be Hebrew, a friend diagnoses ?language withdrawal,?... more...

  • Knowledge and Censorshipby Ilan Stavans

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 59.00

    This volume collects four sharp philosophical essays by Ilan Stavans on the acquisition of knowledge in multi-ethnic environments, the role that dictionaries play in the preservation of memory, the function of libraries in the electronic age, and the uses of censorship. In the second part of the volume, Verónica Albin engages Stavans in a series of... more...

  • The Schocken Book of Modern Sephardic Literatureby Ilan Stavans

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 27.50

    The expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492 gave rise to a series of rich, diverse diasporas that were interconnected through a common vision and joie de vivre . The exodus took these Sephardim to other European countries; to North Africa, Asia Minor, and South America; and, eventually, to the American colonies. In each community new literary and... more...

  • Gabriel García Márquezby Ilan Stavans

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 11.99

    This long-awaited biography provides a fascinating and comprehensive picture of García Márquez's life up to the publication of his classic 100 Years of Solitude. more...

  • Spanglishby Ilan Stavans

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 55.00

    Spanglish-a hybrid of Spanish and English-is intricately interwoven with the history and culture of Latinos, the largest and fastest-growing minority group in the United States. With deep roots that trace back to the U.S. annexation of Mexican territories in the early to mid-19th century, Spanglish can today be heard in as far-flung places as urban... more...

  • Latina Writersby Ilan Stavans

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 55.00

    Latina literature is one of the fastest growing areas of American literature today, and the impact Latina writers have had on the literary scene is undeniable. This volume features the most significant articles including peer-review essays, interviews, and reviews to bring together the best scholarship on Latina writers ever compiled. Learn about these... more...

  • Border Cultureby STAVANS ILAN

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 77.00

    The border between the United States and Mexico, despite attempts at containment, remains a vast and uniquely malleable yet indefinable region. With Border Culture , Ilan Stavans has collected essays representative of the tangled experiences and issues central to life between cultures. more...

  • C?sar Ch?vezby STAVANS ILAN

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 77.00

    Labor leader, social justice advocate, Chicano leader, and humanitarian are only some of the multifaceted renderings of C?sar Ch?vez. Ilan Stavans has compiled essays and first-person narratives that capture the multiple dimensions of this storied figure. To that end, Stavans's collection of timely articles separates fact from fiction, or as he puts... more...

  • Health Careby STAVANS ILAN

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 77.00

    This work highlights the myriad problems Latinos face in becoming fully acculturated consumers of health care. Its series of chapters by expert contributors bridge the communication gap between mainstream medical professionals who need to understand the Latino worldview and Latinos that need to adapt to the puzzling complexity of providers and insurers... more...