The Hispanic Condition: The Power of a People by Ilan StavansThe Hispanic Condition: The Power of a People by Ilan Stavans

The Hispanic Condition: The Power of a People

byIlan Stavans

Paperback | November 6, 2001

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In The Hispanic Condition, Ilan Stavans offers a subtle and insightful meditation on Hispanic society in the United States. A native of Mexico, Stavans has emerged as one of the most distinguished Latin American writers of our time, an award-winning novelist and critic praised by scholars and beloved by readers. In this pioneering psycho-historical profile, he delves into the cultural differences and similarities among the five major Hispanic groups: Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, Central and South Americans, and Spaniards.

Masterfully interweaving historical, literary, and political references with his personal experience, Stavans discusses the divisions within a common heritage; customs of music, love, sex, marriage, and religious belief; the role of the intellectual in society; ideological struggle; and the hopeful visions of the future at the core of a civilization rooted in the trauma of the past.

Ilan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture and Five College?40th Anniversary Professor at Amherst College. Ilán Stavans nació en México, en 1961. Cursó estudios de posgrado en la Universidad de Columbia, y ahora tiene la cátedra Lewis-Sebring de cultura latina y latinoamericana en Amherst College.
Title:The Hispanic Condition: The Power of a PeopleFormat:PaperbackPublished:November 6, 2001Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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“A landmark study that explores with defiance and originality the convoluted Latino identity.”