ILAN STAVANS

“Worth the Wait,” by Lynne Scott, Illustrations by Laurie Lemrise Lynne Scott of Worthington, a retired special education teacher, had long wanted...

Another COVID-19-related cancellation: book clubs. Unless you want to meet online.And why not? That’s the spirit behind “Restless Reads,” a virtual...

Last month, I found myself rereading “The Worst Hard Time,” Timothy Egan’s excellent narrative account of the Dust Bowl, which won a National Book...

At first glance, it looked like a scene from a typical day at Amherst College: about 100 students sat in a lecture hall, on tiered seating on three...

Friday Takeaway: Fortune’s Fool

9/7/18

I bought a lottery ticket a few months ago. It was foolish of me. Playing the lottery strikes me as a waste of time. It represents an investment on...

by Steve PfarrerTHE OVEN: AN ANTI-LECTUREBy Ilan StavansPhotographs by Bill HughesUniversity of Massachusetts Pressumass.edu/umpressAside from...

Friday Takeaway: Plagiarize This!

5/18/18

A few weeks ago, I gave my students a special assignment: to plagiarize a text, whichever they chose, with the expressed intention of improving it....

Friday Takeaway: Israel at 70

3/23/18

Israel — which turns 70 on May 14, Yom Ha’atzmaut — is one of the youngest nations in the world. It is also one of the oldest. Reconciling this...

He’s one of Shakespeare’s most tragic characters: a soldier and lord who, egged on by his wife, a seeming prophecy from three witches, and his own...

Friday Takeaway: Small World

1/26/18

Not long ago, an acquaintance of mine said to me: “During a flight, I chatted with the passenger next to me. And guess what, Ilan? He knew you well...

Friday Takeaway: A season in hell

12/29/17

“Hell is other people,” writes Jean-Paul Sartre in his play No Exit (1944). The statement feels particularly accurate in America today. Those we...

In 1922, the Spanish philosopher José Ortega y Gasset published a book called “España Invertebrada.” In it, he argued that Spain, as a result of an...

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