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Fri Mar 21 17:06:07 2014 UTClccn-n910855060.00With All Thine Heart0.351.00Israel culture line with Noam Semel17373977Ilan_Stavansn 910855063007157Stavchansky, IlanStavchansky, Ilan, 1961-lccn-n79066617Singer, Isaac Bashevis1904-1991lccn-n92081642Augenbraum, Haroldlccn-n79046560Neruda, Pablo1904-1973lccn-n79063441García Márquez, Gabriel1928-lccn-n79075991Acosta-Belén, Ednalccn-n83122227Cantinflas1911-1993lccn-n2004042930Sokol, Neallccn-n50038224Chavez, Cesar1927-1993lccn-n50014296Vasconcelos, José1881-1959lccn-n86831606Acosta, Oscar ZetaStavans, IlanCriticism, interpretation, etcBiographyFictionInterviewsHistoryEncyclopediasHispanic AmericansUnited StatesStavans, IlanSinger, Isaac Bashevis,Latin AmericaJewsEthnic relationsAuthors, AmericanLatin American literatureAmerican literature--Hispanic American authorsNeruda, Pablo,Popular cultureKitschHispanic Americans--Social life and customsGarcía Márquez, Gabriel,Authors, ColombianHispanic Americans--Health and hygieneHispanic Americans--Medical careAmerican fiction--Hispanic American authorsAutobiographyHispanic American youthShort stories, AmericanHispanic Americans--Ethnic identitySex roleQuinceañera (Social custom)Manners and customsNorth America--Mexican-American Border RegionSocial historyMexicoHispanic American authorsLanguages in contactEnglish language--Foreign words and phrases--SpanishSpanish language--Influence on EnglishEnglish language--VariationAmericanismsEnglish language--Foreign elements--SpanishBilingualismHispanic Americans--Intellectual lifeLanguage and languagesJewish fictionShort stories, JewishMestizosMestizajeCosmologyRace relationsPhilosophyVasconcelos, José,Raza cósmica (Vasconcelos, José)Television soap operasTelevision soap operas--Social aspects196119831984198619881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201449168286724839.133PJ5129.S49ocn060805307ocn688639378ocn721907149ocn025079312ocn495299860ocn186573079ocn186142593ocn186573358ocn864922609ocn439573512ocn060805307ocn456313501ocn470437606ocn456313501ocn470471272160810ocn044963627file19950.47Stavans, IlanArt and anger essays on politics and the imaginationCriticism, interpretation, etcIn his critiques of Octavio Paz and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Stavans reflects on the dichotomy between pen and sword in the Hispanic world and wonders why we are so mesmerized by magic realism, a literary style that poses as unsettling while remaining thoroughly conventional at heart. In "Letter to a German Friend," Stavans returns to his fate as a Jew in the Southern Hemisphere, and in "The First Book," he connects his passion for literature to his initiation into Jewishness. Finally, in the brilliant meditation on Columbus's afterlife, he reflects on the many ways in which we reinvent ourselves in order to make sense of the chaotic world that surrounds us+-+568236030532415505ocn050696579book20030.24Neruda, PabloThe poetry of Pablo NerudaA collection of poems by the Nobel Prize-winning author features translations, many of them specially commissioned, of almost six hundred works+-+604447928514916ocn607322888book20100.28The Norton anthology of Latino literatureOverview: A dazzling and definitive compendium of the Latino literary tradition. This groundbreaking Norton Anthology includes the work of 201 Latino writers from Chicano, Cuban-, Puerto Rican-, and Dominican-American traditions, as well as writing from other Spanish-speaking countries. Under the general editorship of award-winning cultural critic Ilan Stavans, The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature traces four centuries of writing, from letters to the Spanish crown by sixteenth-century conquistadors to the cutting-edge expressions of twenty-first-century cartoonistas and artists of reggaeton. In six chronological sections-Colonization, Annexation, Acculturation, Upheaval, Into the Mainstream, and Popular Traditions-it encompasses all genres, featuring such writers as Jose Marti, William Carlos Williams, Julia Alvarez, Oscar Hijuelos, Cristina Garcia, Piri Thomas, Esmeralda Santiago, and Junot Diaz. Twelve years in the making, The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature sheds new light on "nuestra America" through a gathering of writing unprecedented in scope and vitality+-+7255358485133512ocn044960704com19980.39Stavans, IlanThe riddle of Cantinflas essays on Hispanic popular cultureFrom one of our foremost cultural critics comes a provocative collection of essays on politics and popular culture in Mexico and the Hispanic community in the United States. Ilan Stavans examines the delightful if torturous relationship between a Europeanized elite and the hybrid masses in a continent he sees as imprisoned in the labyrinth of identity. In "Santa Selena," for example, Stavans explores the beatification of the martyred Tejana singer in the context of American pop iconography. Similarly, Stavans's portraits of Jose Guadalupe Posada, Tina Modotti, Frida Kahlo, Sandra Cisneros, Cantinflas, and Carlos Fuentes are less about these luminaries than about what people have turned them into. His search is not for the idol but for the idolater, and for ways in which technology and the media refurbish reality. This theme is nowhere more tangible than in the essay on Subcomandante Marcos as a postmodern incarnation of Che Guevara and Abimael Guzman, a mythical guerrillero whose best weapons were not the bayonet and hand grenade but the fax machine and e-mail+-+1513681735120112ocn417445369book20030.31Stavans, IlanGabriel García Márquez : the early yearsCriticism, interpretation, etcBiographyThis long awaited biography provides a fascinating and comprehensive picture of Garcia Marquez's life up to the publication of his classic 100 Years of Solitude. Based on nearly a decade of research, this biographical study sheds new light on the life and works of the Nobel Laureate, father of magical realism, and bestselling author in the history of the Spanish language. As Garcia Marquez's impact endures on well into his ninth decade, the biographer's keen insights constitute the definitive re-appraisal of the literary giant's life and corpus. The later part of his life will be covered in a second book+-+888597768511732ocn667235650file20100.32Ilan, StavansHealth careThis work highlights the myriad problems Latinos face in becoming fully acculturated consumers of health care. Its series of chapters by expert contributors bridge the communication gap between mainstream medical professionals who need to understand the Latino worldview and Latinos that need to adapt to the puzzling complexity of providers and insurers that make up the American health care system+-+254918868511547ocn053846656book20040.28Singer, Isaac BashevisCollected stories : Gimpel the fool to the Letter writerPresents a collection of fifty-four short stories, including "Gimpel the Fool," "Yentl the Yeshiva Boy," and "The Mirror."+-+361735684611535ocn026547395book19930.25Growing up Latino : memoirs and storiesBiographyFictionA comprehensive collection of Latino writing of fiction and nonfiction works in English+-+797611048511296ocn053846663book20040.28Singer, Isaac BashevisCollected stories : A friend of Kafka to PassionsPresents a collection of sixty-five short stories+-+171735684611277ocn053887722book20040.28Singer, Isaac BashevisCollected stories : One night in Brazil to The death of MethuselahPresents a collection of short stories, including "Brother Beetle" and "The Jew from Babylon" along with ten previously unpublished stories+-+981735684611203ocn712039498com20100.32QuinceañeraThis volume examines the importance of ritual and celebration and the quinceanera celebration's growing social importance to the Latino community, particularly in the United States. The essays explore the quinceanera and the coming-of-age ritual from various angles. Prior to 2007, the quinceanera received no formal ritual through the Catholic Church, which has since issued one. As such, the role of religion and the Catholic Church in the quinceanera celebration is given extensive consideration. Gender, family status, class, race, as well as the aspects of performance are all discussed as central themes of the celebration. Delving through myriad perspectives, The book illuminates the festivities' form and function in creating social and personal identity within the family and the larger Latino community+-+497308868510964ocn705929987file20100.32ILAN, STAVANSBorder culture+-+1573088685109416ocn030026918book19940.32Stavans, IlanThe Hispanic condition : reflections on culture and identity in AmericaExplains the cultural and behavioral similarities and differences between Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, Central Americans, and South Americans. Discusses whether Hispanics will assimilate into manistream American society or remain a separate idenity+-+2841745155102617ocn051985046book20030.28Stavans, IlanSpanglish : the making of a new American language"Naturally controversial, Spanglish outrages English-language-only proponents, who seek to ban all languages other than English north of the Rio Grande. Equal in their outrage are Spanish-language purists and the supporters of the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language in Madrid, as they deem Spanglish a cancer to their precious and centuries-old tongue. With elegance and erudition, Ilan Stavans reflects on the verbal rift that has given birth to Spanglish. He shows the historical tensions between the British and Spanish Empires, and how in 1588, with the sinking of the grand Spanish Armada, the rivalry between the two empires was solidified, and to this day, the differences in religion and culture continue their fight linguistically." "He ponders major historical events, such as the Guadalupe Hidalgo Treaty of 1848 and the Spanish-American War fifty years later, as agents of radical linguistic change, although, as he rightly states, it is in the second half of the twentieth century that Spanglish sped into our daily reality." "Stavans also points out the similarities and differences Spanglish has with Yiddish, so thoroughly blending into the American vocabulary, and the much-debated Ebonics, which made headlines in the early 1990s as a uniquely African American blend of proper English and urban slang. Ultimately, Stavans deftly proves that the manner in which a language stays alive is through mutation and that its survival doesn't depend on academies but on the average person's need for expression. This explains why it is increasingly used not only in kitchens and school but in music, TV, film, and literature, all expressions of the American collective soul." "Coupled with Stavan's insights is a substantial lexicon that shows the breadth and ingenuity of this growing vocabulary - at times, semantically obvious, then also surprisingly inventive. A translation into Spanglish of the first chapter of Don Quixote de La Mancha comes as a bonus. The added impact proves that Spanglish is more than a language - it is the perfect metaphor for an American that is a hybrid, a sum of parts."--BOOK JACKET+-+20223551559723ocn038856168book19980.24The Oxford book of Jewish storiesFictionAn anthology of international Jewish fiction, featuring fifty stories by known and unknown writers. The story, The Zulu and the Zeide by Dan Jacobson is on the friendship in South Africa of a Jew and a black servant, while Family Ties by the Brazilian author Clarice Lispector is on Jewish identity+-+14656604659626ocn712039595file20090.39Stavans, IlanTelenovelasCriticism, interpretation, etcDrama! Excess! Men in bee suits! Often erroneously compared to soap operas of the United States, outside of the necessary and sometimes fantastical dramatic story arc, however, the telenovela differs greatly from U.S. soap operas and have regional and cultural distinctions throughout Latin America. In Telenovelas, Ilan Stavans has gathered over two-dozen essays covering the telenovela for readers to better understand the phenomenon and its myriad layers. Branching off from radionovelas, the telenovela was exported from pre-Castro Cuba during the 1950s. The essays found in Telenovelas covers a+-+87491886859508ocn775302258file20110.53Stavans, IlanJosè Vasconcelos The Prophet of RaceCriticism, interpretation, etcJosT Vasconcelos was a controversial Mexican scholar who fostered an alternative view of the future. In JosT Vasconcelos: The Prophet of Race, his influential 1925 essay, "Mestizaje"- key to understanding the role he played in the shaping of multiethnic America-is for the first time showcased and properly analyzed. Ilan Stavans insightfully and comprehensively examines the essay in biographical and historical context, and considers how many in the United States, especially Chicanos during the civil rights era, used it as a platform for their political agenda+-+28150086359497ocn036573739book19970.35The Oxford book of Latin American essays"Seventy-seven essays - only 12 by women - include works written in Spanish and Portuguese between 1849 (Bello) and 1994 (Subcomandante Marcos). The broad definition of essay allows for inclusion of pieces such as Borges' 'Pierre Menard,' usually defined as fiction. Historical introduction by Stavans; bio-bibliographical notes for authors. Many pieces translated expressly for this volume. Consistently high level of translation"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58+-+49874504653248883ocn056753371book20050.27Encyclopedia Latina : history, culture, and society in the United StatesHistoryEncyclopediasIn its four volumes, 650 entries, 2000 pages and 1.2 million words, Encyclopedia Latina explores every aspect of Latino life in America from a myriad of perspectives, spanning the arts, media, cuisine, government and politics, science and technology, business, health, and sports, among others. While the collection represents an important cultural point of reference and source of pride for Latino youth, it will also serve the interests of an increasingly diverse American population who can all relate to the themes and stories included in this resource+-+K4630726257816ocn808376397file20100.39Stavans, IlanWith all thine heart love and the BibleCriticism, interpretation, etcIn With All Thine Heart distinguished cultural critic Ilan Stavans speaks to freelance writer Mordecai Drache about love in the Bible. Organized chronologically from Genesis to Exodus and followed by insightful meditations on the Song of Songs and the Book of Job, this book is presented in an engaging, conversational format and touched with striking artwork. The textured dialogue is meant to show how the Bible is a multidimensional text and one that, when considered over the course of history, still has the power to shape our world+-+524290863510265ocn298789214file20040.56Stavans, IlanIlan Stavans eight conversationsInterviews+-+08644644753248665ocn777375650file20110.47Stavans, IlanReturn to Centro Histórico a Mexican Jew Looks for His RootsBiographyInspired by a stirring e-mail exchange with his father, award-winning essayist and cultural commentator, Ilan Stavans decided to do something bizarre: revisit his hometown, Mexico City, accompanied by a tour guide. With the same linguistic verve and insight that has made him one of the most distinguished voices in American literature today, Ilan Stavans invites readers along for a personal journey that is not only his own, but that of an entire culture. Return to Centro Hist̤rico makes it possible for readers to understand the intimate role that Jews have played in the devleopment o+-+46460086357217ocn044955618file19960.47Stavans, IlanThe one-handed pianist and other stories"Translations of eight stories and a novella from two books: La pianista manca (1991) and Talia y el cielo (1979; rev. 1989). Work treats identity, literary influence, writer's coming of age: themes Stavans details in an autobiographical epilogue. 'Wonderful fables for the Aeonic Age reader' (Don Webb: American Book Review, June/July 1997, p. 17). Excellent translations by author and several others"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58+-+K0916817355784ocn045620653book20010.28Stavans, IlanOn borrowed words : a memoir of languageBiography"Yiddish, Spanish, Hebrew, and English - at various points in Ilan Stavans's life, each of these has been the prominent and controversial scholar's primary language. His family's immigrant experience took them from Eastern Europe to the Jewish ghetto of Mexico City, which Stavans abandoned for Israel and subsequently the United States. In this rich memoir, the linguistic chameleon outlines his remarkable cultural heritage from his birth in politically fragile Mexico, through his years as a student activist, a young Zionist in Israel, a student of theology in New York to his career now as a noted academic and writer." "Since survival has meant borrowing other people's languages and pretending they were his own, Stavans offers a view of his journey from the perspective of words. Along the way, he introduces his remarkable family; his brother, a musical wunderkind; his father, a Mexican soap opera star; his grandmother, who emigrated from Eastern Europe to Mexico in 1929. Masterfully weaving personal reminiscences with a provocative investigation into language acquisition and cultural code-switching. On Borrowed Words is a memorable exploration of Stavans's search for his place in the world."--Jacket+-+38122352154005ocn191090377book20080.25Stavans, IlanResurrecting HebrewHere is the stirring story of how Hebrew was rescued from the fate of a dead language to become the living tongue of a modern nation. The resurrection of Hebrew raises urgent questions about the role language plays in Jewish survival, questions that lead Stavans not merely into the roots of modern Hebrew but into the origins of Israel itself+-+26879705352052ocn156831962book20080.88Stavans, IlanKnowledge and censorshipInterviewsThis volume collects four sharp philosophical essays by Ilan Stavans on the acquisition of knowledge in multi-ethnic environments, the role that dictionaries play in the preservation of memory, the function of libraries in the electronic age, and the uses of censorship. In the second part of the volume, Verónica Albin engages Stavans in a series of four conversations in which he expounds on the arguments he developed in the essays+-+25693485961152ocn843124196book20130.90Stavans, IlanMuy pop! : conversations on Latino popular cultureCriticism, interpretation, etcInterviews51ocn824133663book20120.95Stavans, IlanLengua fresca : antología personal31ocn743324391visu20080.19Morirse está en Hebreo Maryats'i kol yizmor bluzDramaFilm adaptationsSet in Polanco, a Jewish quarter of Mexico City, Springall's seriocomic drama depicts the religious rituals and dysfunctional dynamics of a Mexican Jewish family coping with the untimely death of their beloved pater familias Moishe. Cultures collide as Moishe's large family and assorted eccentric friends gather to pay their respects to the dead, sitting shivah for a week, as is the Jewish tradition. Watching the loca familia in mourning is a pair of irascible (and invisible) Yiddish-speaking Angels, who take stock of the deceased's decidedly unorthodox life. Leading the family in demonstrating their grief is Moishe's neurotic middle-aged daughter Esther, who threatens to kill her father's long-time mistress, Julia Palafox, if she dares to show her face21ocn817803702com2010With All Thine HeartBiography21ocn034394705visu19911.00Israel culture line with Noam Semel11ocn869526571book20131.00Stavans, IlaniMuy pop! : conversations on Latino popular culture+-+7255358485+-+7255358485Fri Mar 21 15:55:05 EDT 2014batch39071