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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Book
Author : Junot Díaz
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2007-09-06
ISBN : 110114730X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Winner of: The Pulitzer Prize The National Book Critics Circle Award The Anisfield-Wolf Book Award The Jon Sargent, Sr. First Novel Prize A Time Magazine #1 Fiction Book of the Year One of the best books of 2007 according to: The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, People, The Village Voice, Time Out New York, Salon, Baltimore City Paper, The Christian Science Monitor, Booklist, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, New York Public Library, and many more... Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who—from the New Jersey home he shares with his old world mother and rebellious sister—dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, finding love. But Oscar may never get what he wants. Blame the fukú—a curse that has haunted Oscar’s family for generations, following them on their epic journey from Santo Domingo to the USA. Encapsulating Dominican-American history, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao opens our eyes to an astonishing vision of the contemporary American experience and explores the endless human capacity to persevere—and risk it all—in the name of love.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Book
Author : Junot Diaz
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Release : 2008-09-04
ISBN : 0571246206
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Things have never been easy for Oscar. A ghetto nerd living with his Dominican family in New Jersey, he's sweet but disastrously overweight. He dreams of becoming the next J.R.R. Tolkien and he keeps falling hopelessly in love. Poor Oscar may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fukú - the curse that has haunted his family for generations. With dazzling energy and insight Díaz immerses us in the tumultuous lives of Oscar; his runaway sister Lola; their beautiful mother Belicia; and in the family's uproarious journey from the Dominican Republic to the US and back. Rendered with uncommon warmth and humour, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is a literary triumph, that confirms Junot Díaz as one of the most exciting writers of our time.

A Study Guide for Junot Diaz s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

A Study Guide for Junot Diaz s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Book
Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
Release : 2015-03-13
ISBN : 1410320405
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Study Guide for Junot Diaz's "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

A Critical Study of Junot Diaz s the Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

A Critical Study of Junot Diaz s the Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Book
Author : Giorgia Scribellito
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2014-02-18
ISBN : 9781495956379
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is a critical study of Junot Díaz 's work The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. It analyses the text from a narratological point of view and it also considers Latino identity in the book. It seeks to answer the questions “Who is Oscar Wao in American Society” and “What did author mean with his figure?”

Decolonial Love in Junot Diaz s The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao

Decolonial Love in Junot Diaz s The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao Book
Author : Justin Adam Alle-Corliss
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Junot D az s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and Its Punishment of Failed Gender Performances

Junot D  az   s The Brief  Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and Its Punishment of Failed Gender Performances Book
Author : Bruno Yupanqui Tovar
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Junot Díaz’s renowned novel, The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Oscar Wao), presents the brief and wondrous life of its main character, Oscar Wao, but also describes the exceptional lives of Lola and Belicia, his sister and mother, respectively. While the story’s title asserts an enthusiastic tone to the lives of Oscar—and the females in his family—the story actually reveals the victimization and demise of these characters. Though Díaz offers the spell of Fukú americanus, a Dominican superstition, Feminist Theorist Judith Butler provides a more advantageous, concrete explanation for the subjugation of these characters. Butler argues that culture dictates certain expectations for gender performances, but also punishes the individuals who do not live up to these expectations. However, this project will use Anzaldúa’s The Borderlands to complement Butler in order to translate her theory to a work of Latino American literature, and explain how these characters may be seen as hybrids. This thesis explores how Díaz’s novel realizes Butler’s postulate as the main characters do not live up to these expectations, and thus are penalized. The chapters in this thesis will be attributed each to one character, and in this order: Oscar, Lola, and Belicia. Each chapter will encompass a thorough examination into each character’s upbringing, personality, interpersonal and intrapersonal operations, in order to account for their deviation from cultural gender expectations. After each character composition is detailed, the chapters will discuss how each of these factors leads to the character’s downfall, confirming Butler’s Gender Performativity Theory. Finally, this project concludes in showing how all three characters, of differing genders and time periods, as well personal identities, are unable to depart from the gender roles established by Dominican culture without any repercussions.

A Study Guide for Junot Diaz s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

A Study Guide for Junot Diaz s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Book
Author : Cengage Learning Gale
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017-07-25
ISBN : 9781375396844
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Study Guide for Junot Diaz's "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Sparknotes Literature Guide

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Sparknotes Literature Guide Book
Author : Sparknotes
Publisher : Sparknotes
Release : 2020-10-06
ISBN : 9781411480308
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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La Breve y Maravillosa Vida de Oscar Wao The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

La Breve y Maravillosa Vida de Oscar Wao  The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Book
Author : Junot Diaz
Publisher : Perfection Learning
Release : 2008-09
ISBN : 9781627656351
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Una cronica familiar que abarca tres generaciones y dos paises, " La breve y maravillosa vida de Oscar Wao" cuenta la historia del gordiflon y solitario Oscar de Leon en su intento de convertirse en el J.R.R. Tolkien Dominicano y su desafortunada busqueda del amor. Pero Oscar solo es la ultima victima del fuku --una maldicion que durante generaciones ha perseguido a su familia, condenandoles a vidas de tortura, sufrimiento y amor desdichado. Con unos personajes inolvidables y una prosa vibrante e hipnotica, esta novela confirma a Junot Diaz como una de las mejores y mas deslumbrantes voces de nuestra epoca, y nos ofrece una sobrecogedora vision de la inagotable capacidad humana para perseverar y arriesgarlo todo por amor.

Book Club to Go BAG 49

Book Club to Go BAG 49 Book
Author : Junot Díaz
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Book Club to Go BAG 49 book written by Junot Díaz, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Islandborn

Islandborn Book
Author : Junot Díaz
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2018-03-13
ISBN : 0735230951
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz comes a debut picture book about the magic of memory and the infinite power of the imagination. A 2019 Pura Belpré Honor Book for Illustration Every kid in Lola's school was from somewhere else. Hers was a school of faraway places. So when Lola's teacher asks the students to draw a picture of where their families immigrated from, all the kids are excited. Except Lola. She can't remember The Island—she left when she was just a baby. But with the help of her family and friends, and their memories—joyous, fantastical, heartbreaking, and frightening—Lola's imagination takes her on an extraordinary journey back to The Island. As she draws closer to the heart of her family's story, Lola comes to understand the truth of her abuela's words: “Just because you don't remember a place doesn't mean it's not in you.” Gloriously illustrated and lyrically written, Islandborn is a celebration of creativity, diversity, and our imagination's boundless ability to connect us—to our families, to our past and to ourselves.

This Is How You Lose Her

This Is How You Lose Her Book
Author : Junot Díaz
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2012-09-11
ISBN : 1101596953
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Finalist for the 2012 National Book Award A Time and People Top 10 Book of 2012 Finalist for the 2012 Story Prize Chosen as a notable or best book of the year by The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The LA Times, Newsday, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, the iTunes bookstore, and many more... "Electrifying." –The New York Times Book Review “Exhibits the potent blend of literary eloquence and street cred that earned him a Pulitzer Prize… Díaz’s prose is vulgar, brave, and poetic.” –O Magazine From the award-winning author, a stunning collection that celebrates the haunting, impossible power of love. On a beach in the Dominican Republic, a doomed relationship flounders. In a New Jersey laundry room, a woman does her lover’s washing and thinks about his wife. In Boston, a man buys his love child, his only son, a first baseball bat and glove. At the heart of these stories is the irrepressible, irresistible Yunior, a young hardhead whose longing for love is equaled only by his recklessness--and by the extraordinary women he loves and loses. In prose that is endlessly energetic, inventive, tender, and funny, these stories lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weakness of the human heart. They remind us that passion always triumphs over experience, and that “the half-life of love is forever.”

Post dictatorial Narrative Strategies in The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Post dictatorial Narrative Strategies in The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Book
Author : Katherine Wiseman
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Discourse and Narrative

Discourse and Narrative Book
Author : Charles Lee
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2015
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Discourse and Narrative book written by Charles Lee, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Drown

Drown Book
Author : Junot Díaz
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9780571244973
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Originally published in 1997, Drown instantly garnered terrific acclaim. Moving from the barrios of the Dominican Republic to the struggling urban communities of New Jersey, these heartbreaking, completely original stories established Díaz as one of contemporary fiction's most exhilarating new voices.

A Textual Caribbean

A Textual Caribbean Book
Author : Erin Michelle Arendse
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014
ISBN : 9781303984006
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Abstract: At the heart of Junot Diaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007) is the awareness that culture, history, and language are never stable entities, and that each is developed through the telling and retelling of cultural narratives in new and revisionary spaces. With an eye toward that continual retelling, this project seeks to position Oscar Wao at the intersection of several critical spaces that, joined together, create new channels for interpretive development: namely, the postmodern concept of historiographic metafiction, Latino/a critical studies, and the digital humanities. This project will use each of these critical venues to examine the ways Oscar Wao complicates accepted perceptions of Dominican and Dominican-American history and culture by giving voice to multiple narratives. The project will demonstrate that these narratives in turn offer a democratized, revisionary account of the Trujillo Regime, the culture of the Dominican diaspora, and the critical world surrounding the novel.

Look at that Little Macho

 Look at that Little Macho  Book
Author : Ludanne Francis
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Look at that Little Macho book written by Ludanne Francis, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Book is Blank

 The Book is Blank  Book
Author : Simone D'Luna
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Book is Blank book written by Simone D'Luna, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Speaking Truth to Power

Speaking Truth to Power Book
Author : Karen Chau
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and The Things They Carried subvert dominating historical narratives by challenging the frameworks that construct them through introducing alternate narratives. By reframing the ethics of truth, they rupture central narrative space with marginal perspectives, rewriting History in service of their own truths.