Introduction by Ilan Stavans They Have Given Us the Land Comadre Hill It's Because We're So Poor The Man At Dawn Talpa Macario The Plain in Flames Tell Them Not to Kill Me! Luvina The Night They Left Him Alone Paso del Norte Remember You Don't Hear Dogs Barking The Day of the Collapse The Legacy of Matilde Arcangel Anacleto Morones
One of today's preeminent essayists, cultural critics, and translators, Ilan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. His books include The Hispanic Condition; On Borrowed Words; Spanglish; Love and Language; and Gabriel Garcia Marquez: The Early Years. He is the editor of The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories; The Poetry of Pablo Neruda; the three-volume set of Isaac Bashevis Singer: Collected Stories; Becoming Americans: Four Centuries of Immigrant Writing; The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature; and The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry. A prominent writer, editor, and translator, Harold Augenbraum is the Executive Director of the National Book Foundation. He has published six books on Latino literature.
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