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Return to Centro Histórico: A Mexican Jew Looks for His Roots
by Ilan Stavans
After a stirring e-mail exchange with his father, awardwinning essayist and cultural commentator Ilan Stavans decided to do something bizarre: revisit his hometown, Mexico City, accompanied by a tourist guide. But rather than seeking his roots in the neighborhood where he grew up, he headed to the Centro Histórico, the downtown area at the heart of the world’s largest ...more
Hardcover, 180 pages
Published February 27th 2012 by Rutgers University Press
(first published December 30th 2011)
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Ilan Stavans is the Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. An award-winning writer and public television host, his books include Growing Up Latino and Spanglish. A native of Mexico City, he lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.More about Ilan Stavans...