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Ilan Stavans
Portrait of Ilan Stavans

Mexican-American intellectual, essayist, and cultural commentator Ilan Stavans is the author, translator, or editor of numerous works. His latest books are, as editor, All the Odes by Pablo Neruda (Farrar, Straus & Giroux); as translator, The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela (W. W. Norton & Co., with Anna More); and as author, A Most Imperfect Union: A Contrarian History of the United States (Basic Books, with Lalo Alcaraz). He has been called “the czar of Latino culture in the United States” (The New York Times) and “Latin America’s liveliest and boldest critic and most innovative cultural enthusiast” (The Washington Post). Stavans is the Lewis-Sebring Professor of Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. (updated 10/2014)

Read “Literature and Prayer: A Talk with Ilan Stavans” by Kim Ben-Porat in AGNI Online.

AGNI has published the following work:

Essays
Memory and Literature
AGNI 48 Print Only
Essays
The Rise and Fall of Yiddish
AGNI 52 Print Only
Essays
…and justice for all
AGNI 54 Print Only
Fiction
Blimunda
By Ilan Stavans
Translated from the Spanish by Harry Morales
AGNI 48 Print Only
Fiction
Xerox Man
AGNI 51 Print Only

AGNI has published the following translations:

Poetry
Heaven Reject
By Raúl Zurita
Translated from the Spanish by Ilan Stavans
AGNI 80 Print Only
Poetry
1973
By Raúl Zurita
Translated from the Spanish by Ilan Stavans
AGNI 80 Print Only
Fiction
It’s Because We’re So Poor
By Juan Rulfo
Translated from the Spanish by Ilan Stavans
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