the brief wondrous life of oscar wao

Book Title : The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Author : Junot Díaz
Publisher : Penguin
Release Date : 2007-09-06
Pages : 352
ISBN : 110114730X
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Book Title : The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Author : Junot Diaz
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Release Date : 2008-09-04
Pages : 352
ISBN : 9780571246205
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Book Title : The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Author : Junot Díaz
Publisher : Books on Tape
Release Date : 2007
Pages : 339
ISBN : 0525493999
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Read by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony Award(R)-winning creator and star of the musical Hamilton, and Tony Award(R)-winning actress, Karen Olivo. This brilliant narration adds another layer of lyricism and depth to this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic novel. 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 Fuku: the curse that has haunted 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. Diaz immerses us in the tumultuous life of Oscar and the history of the family at large, rendering with genuine warmth and dazzling energy, humor, and insight the Dominican-American experience - and, ultimately, the endless human capacity to persevere in the face of heartbreak and loss. A true literary triumph, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao confirms Junot Diaz as one of the best and most exciting voices of our time.

Book Title : A Study Guide for Junot Diaz s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
Release Date : 2015-03-13
Pages : 15
ISBN : 9781410320407
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Book Title : A Critical Study of Junot Diaz s the Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Second Ed
Author : Giorgia Scribellito
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release Date : 2015-08-05
Pages : 134
ISBN : 1515370437
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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This is a critical study of the book The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by author Junot Diaz."

Book Title : The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Sparknotes Literature Guide
Author : Sparknotes
Publisher : Sparknotes
Release Date : 2020-10-06
Pages : 128
ISBN : 1411480309
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Book Title : A Critical Study of Junot Diaz s the Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Author : Giorgia Scribellito
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release Date : 2014-02-18
Pages : 86
ISBN : 1495956377
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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?”

Book Title : Equal Partners in Crime
Author : Rebecca Mae Holder
Publisher :
Release Date : 2015
Pages : 38
ISBN : OCLC:940110979
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Book Title : Contradictions of Freedom in The Tempest and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Author : Menaka Serres
Publisher :
Release Date : 2019
Pages : 40
ISBN : OCLC:1135329817
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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In William Shakespeare’s The Tempest (1610-1611) and Junot Diaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007) the character negotiate contradictions of freedom: the entitlements that justify violence as well as oppression on the one hand and rights that grant access to emancipation from violence and imposition on the other.

Book Title : Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth Century British and American War Literature
Author : Adam Piette
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Release Date : 2012-03-07
Pages : 600
ISBN : 9780748653935
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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The first reference book to deal so fully and incisively with the cultural representations of war in 20th-century English and US literature and film. The volume covers the two World Wars as well as specific conflicts that generated literary and imaginativ