The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

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 ...

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

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.

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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Junot Díaz
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-09-06 - Publisher: Penguin

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,
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Junot Diaz
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-09-04 - Publisher: Faber & Faber

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
Language: de
Pages: 16
Authors: Silvia Schilling
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-03 - Publisher: GRIN Verlag

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
A Critical Study of Junot Diaz's the Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Language: en
Pages: 86
Authors: Giorgia Scribellito
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-18 - Publisher: CreateSpace

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
Hybridität in Junot Díaz'
Language: de
Pages: 19
Authors: Carolin Herrmann
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-31 - Publisher: GRIN Verlag

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2013 im Fachbereich Romanistik - Lateinamerikanische Sprachen, Literatur, Landeskunde, Note: 1,0, Universität Potsdam (Institut für Romanistik), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die Arbeit hat es sich zur Aufgabe gemacht, Junot Díaz' Roman "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" unter dem Teilaspekt der Hybridität zu interpretieren. Hierzu wird

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