Prospero's Mirror

Trade Paper – $17.95

ISBN 978-1-880684-49-8
Publication Date
October 1997
Page Count
324 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9

Prospero's Mirror

A Translators' Portfolio of Latin American Short Fiction
Ilan Stavans

Sixteen master translators have chosen their favorite stories from Latin America. Writers and translators include Edith Grossman, Helen R. Lane, Augusto Monterroso, Gregory Rabassa, Alfonso Reyes, Hardie St. Martin, and Luisa Valenzuela. An introductory essay on translation by Ilan Stavans and an epilogue by Margaret Sayers Peden provide entertaining food for thought.
About the Author

Ilan Stavans (born Ilan Stavchansky on April 7, 1961, in Mexico City) is a Mexican-American, essayist, lexicographer, cultural commentator, translator, short-story author, TV personality, and teacher known for his insights into American, Hispanic, and Jewish cultures.


"Prospero's Mirror [serves] as an excellent introduction to Latin American literature for readers new to this area, [and will] provide afficionados of Latin American literature with some exciting new authors and an inside view of the work of translators." —Multicultural Perspectives 

"This is a terrific idea, executed with flair and passion by a host of skilled translators." —Virginia Quarterly Review

"This satisfying work gives power to those who craft the bridges. An excellent choice for all collections supporting course work in Latin American literature or studies." —CHOICE