“El Iluminado is a mystery about the very concept of mystery and our sometimes deadly fascination with it—a tale that reveals the uncomfortable parallels between the Spanish Inquisition and modern academia. Funny and thought-provoking, a graphic novel of anti-heroic proportions.”
John Sayles, author of A Moment in the Sun
"Stavans delivers a moving, detailed take on the profound changes the author has observed in Jewish American identity through language and literature."
Ilan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor of Latin American and Latino Culture and Five-College Fortieth Anniversary Professor at Amherst College. He is the author of Latino USA: A Cartoon History, editor of The FSG Book of 20th Century Latin-American Poetry, and other anthologies, novels, and essay collections.. His work has been translated into a dozen languages and adapted into theater and film. Recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and of many international prizes and honors, he lives in Amherst, Massachusetts. (ablachly)