Ilan Stavans' 'The Disappearance' comes to Skirball Cultural Center

Pine forests must shudder at Ilan Stavans' very name. A scholar, fiction writer, literary critic, lexicographer, graphic novelist, public television host and all-around intellectual go-to guy on matters Judaic and Latino, the Amherst College professor has written more than 20 books and edited some 20 others since his arrival in the United States from his native Mexico in 1986. His latest, "Resurrecting Hebrew," recounts how the ancient biblical and liturgical language was reborn in the 20th century as Israel's everyday, secular tongue. As an editor, he is overseeing "The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature," scheduled to be published next year. https://...