The Seventh Heaven

Travels through Jewish Latin America

Ilan Stavans brings an irrepressible intellectual curiosity and enthusiasm to all his projects. In The Seventh Heaven, he has written a fascinating account of his travels through Jewish Latin America in a quest for answers about many things, not least his own identity and place in the world. Stavans is a Mexican Jew who now lives in the United States. One part voyage of discovery, one part requiem, and one part redemption song, The Seventh Heaven is an unforgettable journey.
Jon Lee Anderson, author of Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life

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Ilan Stavans

Ilan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor of Humanities, Latin American, and Latino Culture at Amherst College. He is a renowned essayist, cultural critic, and translator. Stavans has authored, coauthored, or edited many works of fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, and anthologies. He is the editor of The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature, and hosts the NPR podcast In Contrast.

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