The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Book
Score: 4
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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao


  • Author : Junot Daz
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 339
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594483295

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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Book Description :

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 Book
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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao


  • Author : Junot Diaz
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2008-09-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571246205

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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Book Description :

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 Book

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
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 15
  • ISBN 10 : 9781410320407

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

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 Book

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


  • Author : Giorgia Scribellito
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2014-02-18
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 86
  • ISBN 10 : 1495956377

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

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?”

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Book

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao


  • Author : Junot Diaz
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2011-02
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 414
  • ISBN 10 : 4105900897

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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Book Description :

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.

Drown Book
Score: 4
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Drown


  • Author : Junot Diaz
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2009-01-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571249183

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Drown Book Description :

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

Equal Partners in Crime Book

Equal Partners in Crime


  • Author : Rebecca Mae Holder
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Point of view (Literature)
  • Pages : 38
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:940110979

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Equal Partners in Crime Book Description :

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 Melody Book
Score: 3
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The Melody


  • Author : Jim Crace
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-06-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735235229

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The Melody Book Description :

From the Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Harvest, Quarantine, and Being Dead, a tender new novel about music, lost love, and the way barely whispered fears and desires push their way into the light. Alfred Busi lives alone in his villa overlooking the waves, with only his trusted piano for company. Famed in his town for his music and songs, he is mourning the recent death of his wife and quietly living out his days--occasionally performing the classics in small venues, though never in the stadiums he could fill when in his prime. On the night before receiving his town's highest honour, Busi is wrested from his bed by noises in his courtyard, and then stunned by an attacking intruder. His hands and neck are scratched, and his face is bitten. Busi can't say what it was that he encountered, exactly, but he feels his assailant was neither man nor animal. The attack sets off a chain of events that will cast a shadow on Busi's career, imperil his home, and alter the fabric of his town. Busi's own account of what happened is embellished to fan the flames of old rumour--of an ancient race of people living in the surrounding forest--and to spark new controversy: something must finally be done about the town's poor, the feral vegabonds whose numbers have been growing. Meanwhile Busi, weathering a media storm, must come to terms with his wife's death and decide whether to sing one last time. The Melody is a story about grief and aging, about reputation and its loss, and the peculiar way myth seeps into real life. In trademark crystalline prose, Jim Crace portrays a man taking stock of his life and looking into an uncertain future, all while bearing witness to a community in the throes of great change--with echoes of today's most pressing social questions.