Ilan Stavans

Ilan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. His latest books are A Most Imperfect Union: A Contrarian History of the United States (Basic, with Lalo Alcaraz) and, forthcoming in 2015, Reclaiming Travel (Duke, with Joshua Ellison) and Quixote: The Novel and the World (Norton).

Posts by Ilan Stavans

Schematic representation of Don Quixote and his squire

In Defense of Spanglish

Threats and fans have followed Ilan Stavans ever since he announced on Barcelona radio in 2002 his intention to translate Cervantes into Spanglish. This time, it’s for real.