"In his compelling narrative of Garcia Marquez before the phenomenon of One Hundred Years of Solitude,
Ilan Stavans takes us on a fascinating guided tour of the great man's
world from childhood to maturity, along the way, collecting the objects
and the subjects, the beetles and the battles, all that would
eventually coalesce into the vision of plenitude contained in one of
the most influential novels in modern literary history."
Judith Oriz Cofer author of The Latin Deli
Ilan Stavans is the Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture and Five College Fortieth Anniversary Professor at Amherst College. His books include The Hispanic Condition, On Borrowed Words, Spanglish, Dictionary Days, The Disappearance, and A Critic's Journey. He has edited the three-volume set Isaac Bashevis Singer: Collected Stories, The Poetry of Pablo Neruda, and, most recently, the anthology Becoming Americans: Four Centuries of Immigrant Writing. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, Chile's Presidential Medal, and the Jewish Book Award. Stavans's work, translated into a dozen languages, has been adapted to the stage and screen, including the movie My Mexican Shivah. He also hosted the syndicated PBS television show Conversations with Ilan Stavans.
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