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How does a book become a literary classic? And what do the classics say about who we are? Author Ilan Stavans meditates on how literary classics become the collective memory of a culture and suggests that as society changes so must our literary canon.
About Ilan Stavans
Ilan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor of Humanities, Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. His most recent books are How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish; Popol Vuh: A Retelling, and Jewish Literature: A Very Short Introduction.
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