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Dictionary Days: A Defining Passion
Amherst College professor Ilan Stavans shares extraordinary and often hilarious anecdotes about dictionaries through the ages, while reflecting on a life dedicated to honoring words.
Underwriter: Bear Pond Books
Series Underwriter: Peter Gilbert Endowment Fund
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Ilan Stavans has written and spoke about a million topics, but his language talks are the most interesting.
- Stavans on NPR talking about “Spanglish”
- Interview with Stavans from 2005, when he lectured for MassHumanities
Stavans reading Pablo Neruda’s “Ode to a Dictionary”: