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.
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
The story of Delyte Morris and the Southern Illinois University he created is what Robert A. Harper calls “a story of unlikely success and a tragic end.” It does read like an American tragedy, somehow, based in a rustic start, ambition, ingenuity, and the fallibility of good intentions.