Ilan Stavans: chameleon, critic

In honor of Hispanic History Month, WGBH radio, an NPR station in Boston, broadcast this ThoughtCast interview with Ilan Stavans twice. It was also picked up by KRZA, an NPR station in Alamosa, Colorado, and Georgia Public Broadcasting. And here’s a review of the program on PRX!

Ilan Stavans (Photo by Frank Ward)
Ilan Stavans, the renowned critic of Latino and Latin American literature and culture, and the author of the controversial dictionary, “Spanglish,” is also a perpetual outsider. A Mexican-Jewish-American, Ilan lives simultaneously in many cultures, while truly belonging to none. He calls himself a chameleon, and perhaps this status is just what it takes to be a true critic.
Click here: to listen (30 mins).
Click here to listen to a lecture by Ilan Stavans on “Spanglish: The New American Language” on the WGBH Forum Network.

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2 Responses to Ilan Stavans: chameleon, critic

  1. Tamara Alvarado November 21, 2009 at 12:34 pm #

    Hi, this was a wonderful interview. I have been reading Spanglish por Miliones, and we are studying you in my class at University of Miami. :)

  2. Barbara Weinbaumn October 30, 2009 at 1:26 pm #

    Have you published anything on Jews in modern Mexico? I’m preparing a lecture for the Oaxaca (English)Lending Library.

    Thanks

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