The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Pulitzer Prize Winner)

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Pulitzer Prize Winner)
Title The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Pulitzer Prize Winner) PDF eBook
Author Junot Díaz
Publisher Penguin
Pages 354
Release 2007-09-06
Genre Fiction
ISBN 110114730X

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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
Title The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao PDF eBook
Author Junot Diaz
Publisher Faber & Faber
Pages 349
Release 2008-09-04
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0571246206

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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.

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
Title La Breve y Maravillosa Vida de Oscar Wao/ The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao PDF eBook
Author Junot Diaz
Publisher Perfection Learning
Pages 347
Release 2008-09
Genre Fiction
ISBN 9781627656351

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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.

Global Matters

Global Matters
Title Global Matters PDF eBook
Author Paul Jay
Publisher Cornell University Press
Pages 250
Release 2010-08-12
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 9780801476075

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Global Matters provides a concise, informative overview of theoretical, critical, and curricular issues driving the transnational turn in literary studies and how these issues have come to dominate contemporary global fiction as well.

"The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" by Junot Díaz. How Does the Language Used Reflect the Transcultural Identity of the Characters?

Title "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" by Junot Díaz. How Does the Language Used Reflect the Transcultural Identity of the Characters? PDF eBook
Author Silvia Schilling
Publisher GRIN Verlag
Pages 22
Release 2017-02-03
Genre Foreign Language Study
ISBN 3668392080

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2016 im Fachbereich Didaktik für das Fach 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.

A Critical Study of Junot Diaz's the Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Second Ed.

A Critical Study of Junot Diaz's the Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Second Ed.
Title A Critical Study of Junot Diaz's the Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Second Ed. PDF eBook
Author Giorgia Scribellito
Publisher CreateSpace
Pages 134
Release 2015-08-05
Genre
ISBN 9781515370437

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

Dictatorships in the Hispanic World

Dictatorships in the Hispanic World
Title Dictatorships in the Hispanic World PDF eBook
Author Patricia Swier
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Pages 340
Release 2013-07-18
Genre Political Science
ISBN 1611475902

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This book provides a transatlantic and interdisciplinary perspective of dictatorships in the Hispanic World, focusing on the common strategies used to represent and/or protest these regimes in narrative, film, poetry, essays, theater, and visual arts.