Ilan Stavans

Lazaro Alvarez

Ilan Stavans is an essayist, cultural commentator, and teacher known for his insights on language and culture. Stavans’ latest book, Quixote: The Novel and the World (W. W. Norton & Company; $26.95), is a groundbreaking cultural history of the most influential, most frequently translated, and most imitated novel in history, now celebrating its 400th anniversary