Latino USA, Revised Edition (Paperback)

A Cartoon History

By Ilan Stavans, Lalo Alcaraz (Illustrator)

Basic Books, 9780465082506, 240pp.

Publication Date: April 3, 2012

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Cultural critic and acclaimed author Ilan Stavans captures the joys, nuances, and multiple dimensions of Latino culture within the context of the English language.

Latino USA, like the history it so entertainingly relates, is a dazzling kaleidoscope of irreverence, wit, subversion, anarchy, politics, humanism, celebration, and serious and responsible history.

About the Author

Ilan Stavans, one of today's preeminent essayists, cultural critics, and translators is Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture and Five College-Fortieth Anniversary Professor at Amherst College. The recipient of numerous awards and honors, his work has been translated into a dozen languages.

Lalo Alcaraz is the prolific creator of the nationally-syndicated political comic-strip "La Cucaracha" as well as an award-winning editorial cartoonist and radio host. A San Diego State University and UC-Berkeley graduate, he is a member of the faculty at Otis College of Art and Design. His art and activism has been recognized across the U.S.A.