Ilan Stavans

Ilan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. His most recent books are the collection of essays Singer’s Typewriter and Mine: Reflections on Jewish Culture (University of Nebraska Press, 2002) and the graphic novel El Iluminado (Basic Books, with Steve Sheinkin).


Articles by Ilan Stavans

Academic Freedom Is Wasted on Academics

Sometimes when I’m congratulated for writing well, the praise comes with a sense of theft, as if someone like me ...

Is There a Jewish Literary Renaissance?

I hear repeatedly that Jewish literature is undergoing a renaissance. The statement puzzles me. I can’t think of a period ...

Ladino Literature Revival

The magic and zest of Ladino---the Judeo-Spanish Dialect--enliven the novels of Rosa Nissan.