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Return to Centro Histórico: A Mexican Jew Looks for His Roots

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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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Aug 07, 2012 Julie rated it did not like it
Why do I keep trying to like Stavans' writing? I picked this one up because it was ostensibly about Mexico City, but this is yet another book that doesn't fully cohere or realize its potential.
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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.
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