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Living with an old-world mother and rebellious sister, an urban New Jersey misfit dreams of becoming the next J. R. R. Tolkien and believes that a long-standing family curse is thwarting his efforts to find love and happiness. A first novel by the author of the collection, Drown. Reprint.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Junot Daz
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2008
File: 339 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781594483295

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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.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Junot Diaz
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Release: 2008-09-04
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780571246205

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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.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Release: 2015-03-13
File: 15 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781410320407

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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?”

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Giorgia Scribellito
Publisher: CreateSpace
Release: 2014-02-18
File: 86 Pages
ISBN-13: 1495956377

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This is a critical study of the book The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by author Junot Diaz."

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Author: Giorgia Scribellito
Publisher: CreateSpace
Release: 2015-08-05
File: 134 Pages
ISBN-13: 1515370437

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Japanese edition of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - a brilliant debut novel and Winner of the Pulitzer Prize by a Dominican-American writer Junot Diaz. Diaz satirizes the bloody history of violence and suppression under Trujillo's tyrannical power through the life of an immigrant family and the struggles to survive. In Japanese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

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Author: Junot Diaz
Publisher:
Release: 2011-02
File: 414 Pages
ISBN-13: 4105900897

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This reading of Junot Díaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao argues that narrator Yunior's failure to capture the authentic speech of Beli illuminates the failure of narrative generally to speak authentically for the subaltern. The writings of Mikhail Bakhtin, Gayatri Spivak, and Scott McCloud work together to uncover the political and ethical implications of Yunior's willful erasure of Beli's voice. In the sections detailing her early life, Yunior draws attention to the gaps in the information he gives readers and thus reminds them that all narrative excludes and distorts details to fulfill an objective. This reading argues that those gaps of information that Yunior calls "blank pages" function similarly to the gutters in comic books. The gutters Yunior creates force the readers to fill in the blank pages with their own interpretation of events, and, in the end, both Yunior and the readers are complicit in erasing Beli's voice from her story. --Page ii.

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Genre: Point of view (Literature)
Author: Rebecca Mae Holder
Publisher:
Release: 2015
File: 38 Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:940110979

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Author: Sparknotes
Publisher: Sparknotes
Release: 2020-10-06
File: 128 Pages
ISBN-13: 1411480309

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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. 'There's a new excitement in Drown, the fierce, sharp-edged, painful stories of a young Dominican-American writer, Junot Díaz: a dazzling talented first book'. Hermione Lee, Independent on Sunday, Books of the Year 'A voice so original and compelling as to reach far beyond his immediate environment. It has put Díaz at the forefront of American writing'. GQ 'He has that rare gift of delineating a recognizable trademark world of his own with just a few deft strokes'. Guardian 'Wrings the heart with finely calibrated restraint'. New York Times

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Junot Diaz
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Release: 2009-01-08
File: 176 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780571249183

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Part of a new phase of post-1960s U.S. Latino literature, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz and Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros both engage in unique networks of paratexts that center on the performance of latinidad. Here, Ellen McCracken re-envisions Gérard Genette's paratexts for the present day, arguing that the Internet increases the range, authorship, and reach of the paratextual portals and that they constitute a key element of the creative process of Latino literary production in 21st century America. This smart and useful book examines how both novelists interact with the interplay of populist and hegemonic multiculturalism and allows new points of entry into these novels.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Ellen McCracken
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2016-04-30
File: 138 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781137603609

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