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Ilan Stavans

Ilan Stavans is the author of two collections of short stories and fifteen works of nonfiction, including On Borrowed Words and Dictionary Days. His many awards and honors include an Emmy nomination, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Pablo Neruda Medal, and the National Jewish Book Award (for his anthology The Schocken Book of Modern Sephardic Literature). He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, where he is the Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture and Five College Fortieth Anniversary Professor at Amherst College.


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The Underdogs
Written by Mariano Azuela, Revised by Beth Jorgensen, Translated by E. Munguia, Jr., Introduction by Ilan Stavans
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | September 2002
$11.95/12.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-75942-0 (0-375-75942-5)

Hailed as the greatest novel of the Mexican Revolution, The Underdogs recounts the story of an illiterate but charismatic Indian peasant farmer’s part in the rebellion against Porfirio Díaz, and his subsequent loss of belief in the cause when the revolutionary alliance becomes factionalized. Azuela’s masterpiece is a timeless, authentic portrayal... Read more

Hopscotch, Blow-Up, We Love Glenda So Much
Written by Julio Cortazar, Translated by Gregory Rabassa and Paul Blackburn, Introduction by Ilan Stavans
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | August 2014
$26.95/32.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-71266-1 (0-375-71266-6)

These three groundbreaking works by Julio Cortázar—a major figure of world literature and one of the founders of the Latin American Boom—are published together in one volume for the first time, in honor of the centenary of his birth.
With his influential “counternovel” HOPSCOTCH and his unforgettable short stories, Cortázar... Read more

Resurrecting Hebrew
Written by Ilan Stavans
Schocken | Hardcover | September 2008
$21.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-8052-4231-7 (0-8052-4231-7)

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...

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The Schocken Book of Modern Sephardic Literature
Edited by Ilan Stavans
Schocken | Hardcover | January 2005
$27.50/39.95(Canada) | 978-0-8052-4228-7 (0-8052-4228-7)

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... Read more