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Ilan Stavans

Autor/a de The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories

124+ obres 2,126 Membres 31 Ressenyes 2 preferits

Sobre l'autor

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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Stavans at the 2015 Texas Book Festival. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0,


Obres de Ilan Stavans

The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories (1998) — Editor; Col·laborador — 132 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Growing Up Latino: Memoirs and Stories (1993) — Editor — 130 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Isaac Bashevis Singer: An Album (2004) — Editor — 117 exemplars
Latino USA: A Cartoon History (2000) 109 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Resurrecting Hebrew (Jewish Encounters) (2008) 90 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
On Borrowed Words: A Memoir of Language (2001) 84 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry: An Anthology (2011) — Editor — 67 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Dictionary Days (2005) 66 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature (2010) — General editor — 59 exemplars
El Iluminado: A Graphic Novel (2012) 57 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Wachale! : Poetry and Prose about Growing Up Latino (2001) 41 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Gabriel Garcia Marquez: The Early Years (2009) 40 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Urban Muse (1997) 40 exemplars
The Schocken Book of Modern Sephardic Literature (2005) — Editor — 25 exemplars
Popol Vuh: A Retelling (2020) 20 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
New World: Young Latino Writers (1996) 19 exemplars
Reclaiming Travel (2015) 15 exemplars
The Essential Ilan Stavans (2000) 13 exemplars
Thirteen Ways of Looking at Latino Art (2014) 11 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Mr. Spic Goes to Washington (2008) 9 exemplars
Love and Language (2007) 9 exemplars
Octavio Paz: A Meditation (2002) 9 exemplars
Golemito (2013) 9 exemplars
Loteria (2004) 9 exemplars
What Is American Literature (2022) 8 exemplars
I Love My Selfie (2017) 6 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Borges, the Jew (2016) 6 exemplars
Knowledge and Censorship (2008) 4 exemplars
God, A History of God (2014) 3 exemplars
La Condicion Hispanica (1999) 3 exemplars
Latino History and Culture (2007) 3 exemplars
Prontuario (1985) 2 exemplars
The Wall (Pitt Poetry Series) (2018) 2 exemplars
A Critic's Journey (2010) 2 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The new world Haggadah (2015) 2 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Oven: An Anti-Lecture (2018) 1 exemplars
Blimunda 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Poetry of Pablo Neruda (2005) — Editor — 912 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
Rebellion in the Backlands (1902) — Introducció, algunes edicions616 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
Tent of Miracles (1969) — Introducció, algunes edicions487 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
Prisoner without a Name, Cell without a Number (1980) — Introducció, algunes edicions476 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Twelfth Annual Collection (1999) — Col·laborador — 266 exemplars
Poems, Protest, and a Dream: Selected Writings (1997) — Introducció, algunes edicions255 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Selected Writings (Penguin Classics) (1986) — Introducció, algunes edicions; Editor, algunes edicions58 exemplars
American Visa (2007) — Epíleg, algunes edicions55 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
How I Learned English: 55 Accomplished Latinos Recall Lessons in Language and Life (2007) — Col·laborador — 53 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Masterworks of Latin American Short Fiction: Eight Novellas (1996) — Introducció, algunes edicions49 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Muy Macho (1996) — Col·laborador — 48 exemplars
Tales from la Vida: A Latinx Comics Anthology (Latinographix) (2018) — Col·laborador — 37 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The Last Tortilla & Other Stories (1999) — Introducció, algunes edicions36 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The Review of Contemporary Fiction 1996: The Future of Fiction (1996) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
Lengua Fresca: Latinos Writing on the Edge (2006) — Editor — 20 exemplars
Look Away! The U.S. South in New World Studies (2004) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
Mestizo (1988) — Introducció, algunes edicions15 exemplars
The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts (Oxford Handbooks) (2014) — Col·laborador — 15 exemplars
Mexican Village and Other Works (2008) — Pròleg — 6 exemplars


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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 | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | 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.
giovannigf | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Sep 25, 2022 |
Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.
fernandie | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Sep 15, 2022 |
Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.
fernandie | Sep 15, 2022 |



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