Ilan Stavans, Latin American studies educator, writer, essayist, translator, television host.
Stavans, Ilan was born on April 7, 1961 in Mexico City. Came to the United States, 1985. Son of Abraham Stavchansky and Ofelia Slomianski.
Bachelor, University Autónoma Metropolitan, 1984. Master of Arts, Jewish Theological Seminary, 1987. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1988.
Mphil, Columbia University, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1990.
Lewis Sebring professor, Latin American and Latino culture Amherst College, Massachusetts, since 1993, Five College 40th Anniversary professor, 2005—2009. Research scholar Institute Latin American Studies, University London, 1998-1999.
The whole of The Catcher in the Rye is in the Oxford English Dictionary, waiting to be unscrambled, and so are all the novels of our past, present, and immediate future en·thu·si·ast Function: noun : a person filled with enthusiasm : as a: one who is ardently attached to a cause, object, or pursuit b: one who tends to become ardently absorbed in an interest A dictionary, despite its heroic effort to pin down language, is destined for failure the moment a single word is printed; language, with its eternal mutations, is forever uncontainable.
In exploring the formation of Spanglish, award-winning essayist Ilan Stavans reflects on, and also codifies, the most transforming linguistic phenomena in America in the last one hundred years -- one that may predict our future as a nation and that of our entire hemisphere.
In exploring the formation of Spanglish, award-winning essayist Ilan Stavans reflects on, andalso codifies, the most transforming linguisticphenomena in America in the last one hundredyears -- one that may predict our future as a nation and that of our entire hemisphere.
Is the Bible actually a love story between a deity and a people? And what does this love story have to do with the modern world? In With All Thine Heart distinguished cultural critic Ilan Stavans speaks to freelance writer Mordecai Drache about love in the Bible.
Examines the five major Hispanic groups--including Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, Central Americans, and South Americans--describes their cultural characteristics, and draws conclusions about their eventual role in mainstream America.
Author and editor (with Harold Augenbraum): Growing Up Latino, 1993, The Hispanic Condition, 1995, The One-Handed Pianist and Other Stories, 1996, 2008, Art and Anger, 1996, The Riddle of Cantinflas, 1998, The Oxford Book of Latin American Essays, 1997, The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories, 1998, Mutual Impressions, 1999, (with Lalo Alcaraz) Latino United States of America: A Cartoon History, 2000, The Essential Ilan Stavans, 2000, (memoir) On Borrowed Words, 2002, The Poetry of Pablo Neruda, 2003, Spanglish (lexicon), 2003, Loterial, 2004, (with Neal Sokol) Ilan Stavans: Eight Conversations, 2004, Isaac Bashevis Singer: Collected Stories (3 vols. ), 2004, The Schocken Book of Modern Sephardic Literature, 2005, Dictionary Days, 2005, Encyclopedia Latina (4 vols. ), 2005, Rubén Darío, Selected Writings, 2005, The Disappearance, 2006, (with Harold Augenbraum) Lengua Fresca, 2006, Collins Q&A: Latino History and Culture, 2007, Pablo Neruda: I Explain a Few Things, 2007, (with Verónica Albin) Love and Language, 2007, (graphic novel, with Roberto Weil) Mr.
Spic Goes to Washington, 2008. Cesar Chavez: An Organizer's Tale: Speeches, 2008, Cesar Vallejo: 'Spain, Take This Chalice from Me' and Other Poems, 2008, Becoming Americans: Four Centuries of immigrant Writing, 2009, Cesar Chavez: A Photographic Essay, 2010, Gabriel García Márquez: The Early Years, 2010, (with Mordecai Drache) With All Thine Heart: Love and the Bible, 2010, (general editor) The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature, 2010. Editor-in-chief Hopscotch: A Cultural Review.
Series editor Jewish-Latin America and Latino Voices, (television show) Public Broadcasting Service show Conversations with Ilan Stavans, 2001-2006, (movie) My Mexican Shivah, 2007, (play) The Disappearance, 2008. Syndicated Spanish-language column, since 2008.