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Product Description: At 9:53 on the morning of July 18, 1994, a suicide bomber drove a Renault Trafic van loaded with explosives into the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina, a Jewish community center in the bustling commercial neighborhood of Once, Buenos Aires...read more

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9780271077185 | Pennsylvania State Univ Pr, November 15, 2016, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: At 9:53 on the morning of July 18, 1994, a suicide bomber drove a Renault Trafic van loaded with explosives into the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina, a Jewish community center in the bustling commercial neighborhood of Once, Buenos Aires.

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Product Description: A groundbreaking cultural history of the most influential, most frequently translated, and most imitated novel in the world.The year 2015 marks the four hundredth anniversary of the publication of the complete Don Quixote of La Mancha―an ageless masterpiece that has proven unusually fertile and endlessly adaptable...read more

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9780393083026 | W W Norton & Co Inc, September 8, 2015, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: A groundbreaking cultural history of the most influential, most frequently translated, and most imitated novel in the world.

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9780393353426 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, September 13, 2016), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: A groundbreaking cultural history of the most influential, most frequently translated, and most imitated novel in the world.
9780440206552, titled "A Walk in the Wood" | Reprint edition (Dell Pub Co, July 1, 1990), cover price $3.95 | also contains A Walk in the Wood | About this edition: When schoolteacher Kate Borrow arrives at the English country district of Kinning, she hardly suspects the dark secrets that will draw her under their spell, even when a young girl disappears suddenly

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Product Description: “Writers from Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Venezuela, Guatemala, Mexico, and other countries represent an ethnically diverse culture with roots in eastern Europe as well as Spain. . . . The anthology includes tales by such masters as Alberto Gerchunoff, ...read more
By Ilan Stavans (editor)

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9780826354952 | Univ of New Mexico Pr, September 1, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: “Writers from Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Venezuela, Guatemala, Mexico, and other countries represent an ethnically diverse culture with roots in eastern Europe as well as Spain.

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9781625342195 | Univ of Massachusetts Pr, August 31, 2016, cover price $39.95

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Product Description: In this volume, award-winning cultural critic and controversial public intellectual Ilan Stavans focuses his attention on Jorge Luis Borges s fascination with Jewish culture. Despite not being Jewish himself, Borges wrote essays, poems, and stories dealing with various aspects of Jewish history and culture from the Holocaust to Kabbalah and from Franz Kafka to the creation of the State of Israel...read more

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9781438461434 | State Univ of New York Pr, July 1, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: In this volume, award-winning cultural critic and controversial public intellectual Ilan Stavans focuses his attention on Jorge Luis Borges s fascination with Jewish culture.

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Product Description: Anonymously published in 1554, Lazarillo de Tormes remains a centerpiece of Renaissance literature and arguably the most popular example of the picaresque novel.This Norton Critical Edition is based on Ilan Stavans’ new translation, which accurately captures the verve of the original...read more
By Ilan Stavans (editor)

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9780393938050 | W W Norton & Co Inc, December 21, 2015, cover price $16.35 | About this edition: Anonymously published in 1554, Lazarillo de Tormes remains a centerpiece of Renaissance literature and arguably the most popular example of the picaresque novel.

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Product Description: Now in a deluxe boxed set, The Library of America's three-volume collector's edition of the beloved Nobel Prize-winning writer and master storyteller.  First pubished ten years ago to mark the centennial of the birth of Isaac Bashevis Singer, one of ten American writers to be awarded the Nobel Prize and perhaps the most influential and beloved Jewish American author, Isaac Bashevis Singer: The Collected Stories is now reissued in a deluxe boxed set...read more

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9781598534559 | Box har/pa edition (Library of America, November 3, 2015), cover price $105.00 | About this edition: Now in a deluxe boxed set, The Library of America's three-volume collector's edition of the beloved Nobel Prize-winning writer and master storyteller.

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Product Description: Newly introduced by leading Quixote scholar Ilan Stavans, this 400th Anniversary edition of Don Quixote of La Mancha—called the most popular book in history after the Bible and the first modern novel—inaugurates Restless Classics: interactive encounters with great books and inspired teachers...read more
By Eko (illustrator), John Ormsby (trans), Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra and Ilan Stavans (introduced by)

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9781632060754 | 400 anv edition (Restless Books, October 6, 2015), cover price $22.99 | About this edition: Newly introduced by leading Quixote scholar Ilan Stavans, this 400th Anniversary edition of Don Quixote of La Mancha—called the most popular book in history after the Bible and the first modern novel—inaugurates Restless Classics: interactive encounters with great books and inspired teachers.

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Product Description: En tiempos de las redes sociales, la conversacion es un arte en decadencia. A contrapelo de la celeridad contemporanea, Ilan Stavans y Juan Villoro se han servido de internet para dialogar dilatadamente, como lo hubieran hecho en un cafe, explorando su pasion comun por la literatura y las circunstancias en que ocurre...read more

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9788433997753 | Editorial Anagrama, August 30, 2014, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: En tiempos de las redes sociales, la conversacion es un arte en decadencia.

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Product Description: 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...read more
By Paul Blackburn (trans), Julio Cortazar, Gregory Rabassa (trans) and Ilan Stavans (introduced by)

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9780375712661 | Everymans Library, August 12, 2014, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: 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.

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Product Description: This definitive two-volume encyclopedia of Latin music spans 5 centuries and 25 countries, showcasing musicians from Celia Cruz to Plácido Domingo and describing dozens of rhythms and essential themes.• Covers nearly every conceivable aspect of Latin music across almost 1,000 pages of insightful, authoritative information• Makes clear to readers how diverse and varied "Latin music" is in its integration of influences as unexpected as the Arab world and Russia, and results from European and aboriginal cultures intermingling throughout history• Examines why the United States in general continues to be the epicenter of Latin music and how cities such as New York and Los Angeles influence modern Latin musi...read more
By Ilan Stavans (editor)

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9780313343957 | Greenwood Pub Group, July 29, 2014, cover price $189.00 | About this edition: This definitive two-volume encyclopedia of Latin music spans 5 centuries and 25 countries, showcasing musicians from Celia Cruz to Plácido Domingo and describing dozens of rhythms and essential themes.

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Product Description: A New York Times Best SellerEnough with the dead white men! Forget what you learned in school! Ever since Columbuswho was probably a converted Jewdiscovered” the New World, the powerful and privileged have usurped American history...read more
By Lalo Alcaraz (illustrator) and Ilan Stavans

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9780465036691 | Basic Books, July 1, 2014, cover price $26.99 | About this edition: A New York Times Best SellerEnough with the dead white men!

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Product Description: An interweaving of longing and reemergence   Originally published in Spanish in 2000 and first appearing in English in 2004, The Letters that Never Came is an autobiographical novel in three parts that reflects Rosencof’s life growing up in 1930s Uruguay as the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants and, later, his twelve-year imprisonment during the military dictatorship his country suffered...read more
By Mauricio Rosencof and Ilan Stavans (introduced by)

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9780896728653 | Texas Tech Univ Pr, August 1, 2014, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: An interweaving of longing and reemergence   Originally published in Spanish in 2000 and first appearing in English in 2004, The Letters that Never Came is an autobiographical novel in three parts that reflects Rosencof’s life growing up in 1930s Uruguay as the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants and, later, his twelve-year imprisonment during the military dictatorship his country suffered.
9780826333735 | Univ of New Mexico Pr, September 1, 2004, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: The Letters that Never Came is an autobiographical novel in three parts.

By Max Page (editor), Karen Robert (trans), Jonathan Soria (trans) and Ilan Stavans (contributor)

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9781625340108 | Univ of Massachusetts Pr, November 30, 2013, cover price $29.95

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Product Description: Although investigations of Hispanic popular culture were approached for decades as part of folklore studies, in recent years scholarly explorations—of lucha libre, telenovelas, comic strips, comedy, baseball, the novela rosa and the detective novel, sci-fi, even advertising—have multiplied...read more

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9780472118939 | Univ of Michigan Pr, November 4, 2013, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: Although investigations of Hispanic popular culture were approached for decades as part of folklore studies, in recent years scholarly explorations—of lucha libre, telenovelas, comic strips, comedy, baseball, the novela rosa and the detective novel, sci-fi, even advertising—have multiplied.

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9780472035519 | Univ of Michigan Pr, November 4, 2013, cover price $30.95 | About this edition: Although investigations of Hispanic popular culture were approached for decades as part of folklore studies, in recent years scholarly explorations—of lucha libre, telenovelas, comic strips, comedy, baseball, the novela rosa and the detective novel, sci-fi, even advertising—have multiplied.

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Product Description: A career-spanning volume, charting the Nobel laureate's work in the ode formPablo Neruda was a master of the ode, which he conceived as an homage to just about everything that surrounded him―from an artichoke to the clouds in the sky, from the moon to his own friendship with Federico García Lorca, from the seasons to his favorite places in Chile...read more
By Pablo Neruda and Ilan Stavans (editor)

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9780374115289, titled "All the Odes: A Bilingual Edition" | Bilingual edition (Farrar Straus & Giroux, October 22, 2013), cover price $40.00 | About this edition: A career-spanning volume, charting the Nobel laureate's work in the ode formPablo Neruda was a master of the ode, which he conceived as an homage to just about everything that surrounded him―from an artichoke to the clouds in the sky, from the moon to his own friendship with Federico García Lorca, from the seasons to his favorite places in Chile.

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Product Description: This powerful manifesto attests to the fundamental changes the nation has undergone in the last half-century. Ilan Stavans meditates on the way the cross-fertilizing process that defined the Americas during the colonial period the racial melding of Europeans and indigenous people was a foretelling of the current miscegenation that is the most salient profile of America today...read more

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9781588382887 | New South Inc, July 30, 2013, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: This powerful manifesto attests to the fundamental changes the nation has undergone in the last half-century.

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Product Description: These two autobiographical novels lay bare the life journey of a Mexican Jewish woman reconciling herself with a Sephardic background, her parent's dictates, and her husband's and family's expectations. The only constant in her life is a need to find her own way, and the story of how she does so is intensely personal and yet universal in its humanness...read more
By Dick Gerdes (trans), Rosa Nissan and Ilan Stavans (introduced by)

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9780826323644, titled "Like a Bride / Like a Mother: And Like a Mother" | Univ of New Mexico Pr, February 15, 2013, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: These two autobiographical novels lay bare the life journey of a Mexican Jewish woman reconciling herself with a Sephardic background, her parent's dictates, and her husband's and family's expectations.

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Product Description: Domingo Faustino Sarmiento was a writer and journalist who would become the seventh president of Argentina. His 1845 book, "Facundo: Or, Civilization and Barbarism" is considered a cornerstone of Latin American literature, a work of creative non-fiction that illustrates the region's development, modernization, power, and culture...read more

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9781420949223 | Digireads.Com, January 31, 2013, cover price $12.99 | About this edition: Domingo Faustino Sarmiento was a writer and journalist who would become the seventh president of Argentina.
9780140436778 | Reprint edition (Penguin Classics, October 1, 1998), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: Ostensibly a biography of the gaucho barbarian Juan Facundo Quiroga, Facundo is also a complex, passionate work of history, sociology, and political commentary, and Latin America's most important essay of the nineteenth century.

From one of our foremost cultural critics comes a provocative collection of essays on kitsch and high art in the Americas. Ilan Stavans examines the delightful if torturous relationship between a Europeanized elite and the hybrid masses in a continent he sees as imprisoned in the labyrinth of identity. In "Santa Selena," for example, Stavans explores the beatification of the martyred Tejana singer in the context of American pop iconography. His interest is not in Selena's tragic death but in the ways her fans have turned her into a heavenly body, shaping her afterlife as an endless fiesta of spiritual and commercial possibilities. Similarly, Stavans's portraits of José Guadalupe Posada, Tina Modotti, Frida Kahlo, Sandra Cisneros, Cantinflas, and Carlos Fuentes are less about these luminaries than about what people have turned them into. His search is not for the idol but for the idolater, and for ways in which technology and the media refurbish reality. At times humorous, often cautionary, always incisive, this collection is evidence of Stavans's power to go beyond common assumptions and make us understand Mexican popular culture and its counterparts in the U.S. "I think he has one of the best grips around on what makes Spanish America tick and he is most sensitive about its relationship to the rest of the world."--Gregory Rabassa

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9780826318602 | Univ of New Mexico Pr, May 1, 1998, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: From one of our foremost cultural critics comes a provocative collection of essays on kitsch and high art in the Americas.

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9780826352569 | Rev exp edition (Univ of New Mexico Pr, December 1, 2012), cover price $27.95
9780826319258 | Univ of New Mexico Pr, May 1, 1998, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: Twenty witty and provocative essays touching on topics ranging from Selena to Frida Kahlo to Carlos Fuentes.

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Product Description: A cultural critic of extraordinary erudition, encyclopedic knowledge, and boundless curiosity, Ilan Stavans, an Ashkenazic Jew who grew up in Mexico, negotiates wildly varied topics as effortlessly and deftly as he manages the multiple perspectives of a dual national, religious, and ethnic identity...read more

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9780803271364 | Univ of Nebraska Pr, November 1, 2012, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A cultural critic of extraordinary erudition, encyclopedic knowledge, and boundless curiosity, Ilan Stavans, an Ashkenazic Jew who grew up in Mexico, negotiates wildly varied topics as effortlessly and deftly as he manages the multiple perspectives of a dual national, religious, and ethnic identity.

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Product Description: Juan Rulfo is one of the most important writers of twentieth-century Mexico, though he wrote only two books—the novel Pedro Páramo (1955) and the short story collection El llano en llamas (1953). First translated into English in 1967 as The Burning Plain, these starkly realistic stories create a psychologically acute portrait of poverty and dignity in the countryside at a time when Mexico was undergoing rapid industrialization following the upheavals of the Revolution...read more
By Harold Augenbraum (contributor), Juan Rulfo and Ilan Stavans (trans)

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9780292725836 | Univ of Texas Pr, September 1, 2012, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Juan Rulfo is one of the most important writers of twentieth-century Mexico, though he wrote only two books—the novel Pedro Páramo (1955) and the short story collection El llano en llamas (1953).

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9780292743854 | Italian edition edition (Univ of Texas Pr, September 1, 2012), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Juan Rulfo is one of the most important writers of twentieth-century Mexico, though he wrote only two books—the novel Pedro Páramo (1955) and the short story collection El llano en llamas (1953).

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Product Description: During a century of extraordinary change, poets became the chroniclers of deep polarizations. From Rubén Darío's quest to renew the Spanish language to César Vallejo's linking of religion and politics, from Jorge Luis Borges's cosmopolitanism to Pablo Neruda's placement of poetry as uncompromising speaker for the downtrodden, and from Alejandra Pizarnik's agonies of the self to Humberto Ak'abal's examination of all things indigenous, it is through verse that the hemisphere's cantankerous collective soul in an age of overhaul might best be understood...read more
By Ilan Stavans (editor)

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9780374100247 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, March 29, 2011, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: A major bilingual anthology of twentieth-century Latin American poetryDuring a century of extraordinary change, poets became the chroniclers of deep polarizations.

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9780374533182 | Reprint edition (Farrar Straus & Giroux, March 27, 2012), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: During a century of extraordinary change, poets became the chroniclers of deep polarizations.

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