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Ilan Stavans

Författare till The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories

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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 visa mer 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) visa färre
Foto taget av: Stavans at the 2015 Texas Book Festival. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=44475580

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Verk av Ilan Stavans

The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories (1998) — Redaktör; Bidragsgivare — 132 exemplar
Growing Up Latino: Memoirs and Stories (1993) — Redaktör — 130 exemplar
Isaac Bashevis Singer: An Album (2004) — Redaktör — 116 exemplar
Latino USA: A Cartoon History (2000) 108 exemplar
Dictionary Days (2005) 66 exemplar
The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature (2010) — General editor — 58 exemplar
El Iluminado: A Graphic Novel (2012) 56 exemplar
The Urban Muse (1997) 40 exemplar
The Schocken Book of Modern Sephardic Literature (2005) — Redaktör — 25 exemplar
Popol Vuh: A Retelling (2020) 20 exemplar
Reclaiming Travel (2015) 15 exemplar
The Essential Ilan Stavans (2000) 13 exemplar
Loteria (2004) 9 exemplar
Love and Language (2007) 9 exemplar
Mr. Spic Goes to Washington (2008) 9 exemplar
Golemito (2013) 9 exemplar
Octavio Paz: A Meditation (2002) 9 exemplar
I Love My Selfie (2017) 6 exemplar
What Is American Literature (2022) 6 exemplar
Borges, the Jew (2016) 6 exemplar
Knowledge and Censorship (2008) 4 exemplar
Latino History and Culture (2007) 3 exemplar
God, A History of God (2014) 3 exemplar
La Condicion Hispanica (1999) 3 exemplar
Prontuario (1985) 2 exemplar
A Critic's Journey (2010) 2 exemplar
The new world Haggadah (2015) 2 exemplar
Blimunda 1 exemplar
The Oven: An Anti-Lecture (2018) 1 exemplar

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The Poetry of Pablo Neruda (2005) — Redaktör — 898 exemplar
Rebellion in the Backlands (1902) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor605 exemplar
Tent of Miracles (1969) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor480 exemplar
Prisoner without a Name, Cell without a Number (1980) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor476 exemplar
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Twelfth Annual Collection (1999) — Bidragsgivare — 266 exemplar
Poems, Protest, and a Dream: Selected Writings (1997) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor252 exemplar
Selected Writings (Penguin Classics) (1986) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor; Redaktör, vissa utgåvor57 exemplar
American Visa (2007) — Efterord, vissa utgåvor54 exemplar
Masterworks of Latin American Short Fiction: Eight Novellas (1996) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor49 exemplar
Muy Macho (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 48 exemplar
Tales from la Vida: A Latinx Comics Anthology (Latinographix) (2018) — Bidragsgivare — 37 exemplar
The Last Tortilla & Other Stories (1999) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor36 exemplar
The Review of Contemporary Fiction 1996: The Future of Fiction (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 22 exemplar
Lengua Fresca: Latinos Writing on the Edge (2006) — Redaktör — 19 exemplar
Look Away! The U.S. South in New World Studies (2004) — Bidragsgivare — 17 exemplar
Mestizo (1988) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor15 exemplar
The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts (Oxford Handbooks) (2014) — Bidragsgivare — 14 exemplar
Mexican Village and Other Works (2008) — Förord — 6 exemplar

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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 | 1 annan recension | 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.
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giovannigf | 1 annan recension | Sep 25, 2022 |
Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.
 
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fernandie | 1 annan recension | Sep 15, 2022 |
Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.
 
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fernandie | Sep 15, 2022 |

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2,103
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32
ISBN
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