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On Borrowed Words by Ilan Stavans
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On Borrowed Words by Ilan Stavans
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Jul 30, 2002 | ISBN 9780142000946

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Praise

“A meditation on how language defines not just the words we use but the places we come from.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Stavans’s Mexico . . . is a treacherous but vivid world seen through the eyes of a gifted child; his subsequent encounter with America makes the New World seem-astonishingly-new.” James Atlas, author of Bellow: A Biography

Table Of Contents

1. México Lindo
2. The Rise and Fall of Yiddish
3. Under the Spotlight
4. On My Brother’s Trail
5. Amerika, America
6. The Lettered Man

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