Daily Archives: October 7, 2008

podcast #24: The Joy of Spanglish, and a Swedish-American spat on insularity

We have two takes on Spanglish this week, along with many fine examples of America’s fastest-growing language. First, Ilan Stavans explains why he is translating Don Quixote into Spanglish. Then, Bill Santiago explains why he delivers much of his stand-up comedy in Spanglish. In non-Spanglish news, we consider the charge from a Nobel Lit Prize judge that American writers are too insular…because they don’t read enough translated fiction. Listen on iTunes or here.

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