The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

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ISBN: 9780571246205
Release Date: 2008-09-04
Number of pages: 352
Author: Junot Diaz
Publisher: Faber & Faber

Download and read online The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao in PDF and EPUB 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.


The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

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ISBN: 110114730X
Release Date: 2007-09-06
Number of pages: 352
Author: Junot Díaz
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao in PDF and EPUB 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... 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

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ISBN: 0571239730
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 335
Author: Junot Díaz
Publisher:

Download and read online The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao in PDF and EPUB A ghetto nerd living with his Dominican family in New Jersey, Oscar's sweet but disastrously overweight. He dreams of becoming the next J. R. R. Tolkien and he keeps falling hopelessly in love. 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.'The Best Novel of the 21st Century to Date' - BBC Culture.


The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

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ISBN: 1594483590
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 368
Author: Junot Díaz
Publisher: Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks)

Download and read online The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao in PDF and EPUB Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the fukú - the curse that has haunted the Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still waiting for his first kiss, is just its most recent victim.


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

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ISBN: 9781410320407
Release Date: 2015-03-13
Number of pages: 15
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

Download and read online A Study Guide for Junot Diaz s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao in PDF and EPUB 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

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ISBN: 1410404331
Release Date: 2008-02-01
Number of pages: 465
Author: Junot Díaz
Publisher:

Download and read online The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao in PDF and EPUB Rendering with warmth the endless human capacity to persevere, this is the long-awaited--and thrillingly satisfying--first novel from the unmistakable voice behind the short story collection "Drown."


This Is How You Lose Her

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ISBN: 9781101596951
Release Date: 2012-09-11
Number of pages: 240
Author: Junot Díaz
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online This Is How You Lose Her in PDF and EPUB 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.”


Drown

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ISBN: 9780571249183
Release Date: 2009-01-08
Number of pages: 176
Author: Junot Diaz
Publisher: Faber & Faber

Download and read online Drown in PDF and EPUB 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


The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

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ISBN: 9781594483295
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 339
Author: Junot Daz
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao in PDF and EPUB 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.



The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

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Author: Junot Diaz
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Download and read online The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao in PDF and EPUB 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 by Junot D az How Does the Language Used Reflect the Transcultural Identity of the Characters

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ISBN: 9783668392083
Release Date: 2017-02-03
Number of pages: 16
Author: Silvia Schilling
Publisher: GRIN Verlag

Download and read online The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot D az How Does the Language Used Reflect the Transcultural Identity of the Characters in PDF and EPUB Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2016 im Fachbereich Englisch - Literatur, Werke, Note: 1,0, Universität Konstanz, Veranstaltung: Hauptseminar: American Literature and Culture 2, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: This term paper analyzes the language used in "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" by Junot Díaz and intends to find out how the language mirrors the transcultural identity of the characters. In order to do so, first the terms "Identity" and "Transcultural Identity" are defined and explained, followed by a subchapter discussing the relationship between the language a person uses and his or her identity. Following that, a detailed analysis of the language in the novel is made. This includes the two languages English and Spanish as well as the methods of mixing them and switching between them. Furthermore, there is a variety of speech registers to be found in the novel, two of which are discussed in detail, namely "Nerdspeak" and Academic English. The analysis includes the description of when and how specific words or registers are used, as well as the interpretation as to what this reveals about the sense of belonging or the confusion of identity found in the characters.


Equal Partners in Crime

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ISBN: OCLC:940110979
Release Date: 2015
Number of pages: 38
Author: Rebecca Mae Holder
Publisher:

Download and read online Equal Partners in Crime in PDF and EPUB 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.


The moronic inferno

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ISBN: UOM:39015010732231
Release Date: 1986
Number of pages: 208
Author: Martin Amis
Publisher: Jonathan Cape

Download and read online The moronic inferno in PDF and EPUB A collection of essays on America by the author of London Fields, Money and Yellow Dog. At the age of ten, when Martin Amis spent a year in Princeton, New Jersey, he was excited and frightened by America. As an adult he has approached that confusing country from many arresting angles, and interviewed its literati, filmmakers, thinkers, opinion-makers, leaders and crackpots with characteristic discernment and wit. Included in a gallery of Great American Novelists are Norman Mailer, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, Joseph Heller, William Burroughs, Kurt Vonnegut, John Updike, Paul Theroux, Philip Roth and Saul Bellow. Amis also takes us to Dallas, where presidential candidate Ronald Reagan is attempting to liaise with born-again Christians. We glimpse the beau monde of Palm Beach, where each couple tries to out-Gatsby the other, and examine the case of Claus von Bulow. Steven Spielberg gets a visit, as does Brian de Palma, whom Amis asks why his films make no sense, and Hugh Hefner’s sybaritic fortress and sanitized image are penetrated. There can be little that escapes the eye of Martin Amis when his curiosity leads him to a subject, and America has found in him a superlative chronicler.


The Swan Book

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ISBN: 9781501124785
Release Date: 2016-06-28
Number of pages: 320
Author: Alexis Wright
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The Swan Book in PDF and EPUB Originally published: Australia: Giramondo, 2013.