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by Richard Kostelanetz (August 2015)
Rereading Ilan Stavans’ The Scroll and the Cross (2003; on Kindle, 2013), I can’t get over what a truly curious, if not peculiar, anthology it is. Subtitled “1000 Years of Jewish-Hispanic Literature,” it publishes not only Jews but gentiles who wrote about Jewish subjects, including such familiar Spanish-language authors as Federico Garcia Lorca, Mario Vargas Llosa, Jorge Luis Borges, Miguel de Unamuno, and Julio Cortazar. more>>>