The voice of the Spanish-speaking cultures in the US is stronger than it has ever been, and makes more significant contributions to academic study than ever before. The best way to understand why, and to grasp the changing nature of cultural intersections in the US, is to read this book, which collects the challenging and stimulating writing of Ilan Stavans into one essential volume.
Ilan Stavans is Professor of Spanish at Amherst College. And internationally respected scholar and essayist, he is the author or editor of over twenty books on Latino life in the United States, including Growing up Latino: Memoirs and Stories and The Hispanic Conditions: Reflections on Culture and Identity in America. Forthcoming books from Stavans include Latino USA: A Cartoon History; The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature, and The Sounds of Spangish. He is also editor-in-chief of Hopscotch: A Cultural Review, published by Duke University Press.