Das kurze wundersame Leben des Oscar Wao

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ISBN: 3596188628
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 381
Author: Junot Díaz
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Das kurze wundersame Leben des Oscar Wao

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ISBN: 3100139208
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 381
Author: Junot Díaz
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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: 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 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.


Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

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ISBN: 1606868209
Release Date: 2008-09
Number of pages: 339
Author: Junot Diaz
Publisher:

Download and read online Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao in PDF and EPUB Winner of both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the most talked about--and praised--smash hit of 2007 follows the adventures of a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd plagued by a family curse.


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.


Transnationale Identit t als zentrales Thema im Roman The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao von Junot D az

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ISBN: 9783668348738
Release Date: 2016-11-23
Number of pages: 22
Author: Anne Lipp
Publisher: GRIN Verlag

Download and read online Transnationale Identit t als zentrales Thema im Roman The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao von Junot D az in PDF and EPUB Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2013 im Fachbereich Romanistik - Sonstiges, Note: 1,7, Universität Potsdam (Romistik), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Das dieser Arbeit zugrunde liegende Werk "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" wurde 2007 von Junot Díaz publiziert. Der Roman war so erfolgreich, dass Díaz mehrere Auszeichnungen wie beispielsweise den Pulitzer Preis gewann. Sein Werk lässt sich dem Genre des Diktatorenromans zuordnen. Anders als bei der üblichen Vorgehensweise, bei der die Gewalt und Autorität der Figur des Diktators das zentrale Thema darstellt, stehen in diesem Roman primär einzelne Individuen und deren Leben im Vordergrund. Damit trägt Junot Díaz, der selbst in der Dominikanischen Republik geboren wurde und heute in den USA lebt, zur Rezeption der Geschichte der westindischen Inselwelt aus karibischer Perspektive bei. Die Rezeption der karibischen Geschichte in der Literatur und anderen Wissenschaften betrachtend, wird schnell deutlich, dass diese vorwiegend aus einem okzidental geprägten Verständnis heraus interpretiert wird. So beeinflusse, laut Torres-Saillant, die westliche Sichtweise, welche nur einen „centrifugal glance“ (1997: 61) erlaubt, die Darstellung der Sachverhalte und zeige dabei „little regard for the Caribbean except for the profit or conflict that outsiders may derive from it“ (Torres-Saillant 1997: 61). Dabei, so Torres-Saillant, kollaborieren die Wissenschaftler „in perpetuating a notion that assigns meaning to the Archipelago in terms of its past, present or future connections with Western societies“ (1997: 61). An dieser Stelle wird deutlich, dass aufgrund der Annahme, die karibische Gesellschaft befände sich in einer Disposition gegenüber dem Abendland, das einzelne Individuum vernachlässigt wird. Flores-Rodríguez zufolge würden diese Aspekte zeigen, dass die okzidental geprägte Wissenschaft den karibischen Diskurs meist aus einem Machtverhältnis heraus betrachtet. Des Weiteren deklariert sie „[that] [s]uch a discourse of “Caribbeanness” fails because it does not take into account the moveable and transnational realities of the Caribbean region, nor does it help to raise awareness of these issues beyond the hierarchies imposed by the colonial past” (2008: 92).



Hybridit t in Junot D az The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

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ISBN: 9783668426450
Release Date: 2017-03-31
Number of pages: 19
Author: Carolin Herrmann
Publisher: GRIN Verlag

Download and read online Hybridit t in Junot D az The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao in PDF and EPUB 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 zunächst der Begriff der Hybridität geklärt. Wichtig ist dabei einen Einblick in dessen Geschichte zu geben, da sich seine Bedeutung im letzten Jahrhundert deutlich gewandelt hat. Schließlich wird seine Relevanz für die Kulturwissenschaft aufgezeigt, bevor insbesondere die Bedeutung des Hybriditätsbegriffs von Bhabha und Canclini für die anschließende Analyse hervorgehoben wird. Der Hauptteil der Ausarbeitung wird sich auf die Analyse und Interpretation des Romans auf der sprachlichen, der narrativen und der inhaltlichen Ebene konzentrieren und den eingangs untersuchten Begriff mit dem Roman in Verbindung bringen. Im Fazit sollen die Ergebnisse der Teilkapitel zusammengetragen werden, um auf diese Art die hybride Sichtweise des Romans aufzuzeigen und nachzuweisen.


Junot D az s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and Its Punishment of Failed Gender Performances

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ISBN: OCLC:953804513
Release Date: 2016
Number of pages: 87
Author: Bruno Yupanqui Tovar
Publisher:

Download and read online Junot D az s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and Its Punishment of Failed Gender Performances in PDF and EPUB Junot Díaz’s renowned novel, The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Oscar Wao), presents the brief and wondrous life of its main character, Oscar Wao, but also describes the exceptional lives of Lola and Belicia, his sister and mother, respectively. While the story’s title asserts an enthusiastic tone to the lives of Oscar—and the females in his family—the story actually reveals the victimization and demise of these characters. Though Díaz offers the spell of Fukú americanus, a Dominican superstition, Feminist Theorist Judith Butler provides a more advantageous, concrete explanation for the subjugation of these characters. Butler argues that culture dictates certain expectations for gender performances, but also punishes the individuals who do not live up to these expectations. However, this project will use Anzaldúa’s The Borderlands to complement Butler in order to translate her theory to a work of Latino American literature, and explain how these characters may be seen as hybrids. This thesis explores how Díaz’s novel realizes Butler’s postulate as the main characters do not live up to these expectations, and thus are penalized. The chapters in this thesis will be attributed each to one character, and in this order: Oscar, Lola, and Belicia. Each chapter will encompass a thorough examination into each character’s upbringing, personality, interpersonal and intrapersonal operations, in order to account for their deviation from cultural gender expectations. After each character composition is detailed, the chapters will discuss how each of these factors leads to the character’s downfall, confirming Butler’s Gender Performativity Theory. Finally, this project concludes in showing how all three characters, of differing genders and time periods, as well personal identities, are unable to depart from the gender roles established by Dominican culture without any repercussions.


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.


Jesus von Texas

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ISBN: 9783841208590
Release Date: 2014-08-15
Number of pages: 383
Author: DBC Pierre
Publisher: Aufbau Digital

Download and read online Jesus von Texas in PDF and EPUB "Wütend wie ein Song von Eminem und witzig wie ein Film von Tarantino." Bayerischer Rundfunk Vernon Little sitzt im städtischen Gefängnis von Martirio, der "Barbecuesaucen-Hauptstadt von Texas". Er hat ein ernsthaftes Problem: Sein Kumpel Jesus hat soeben 16 Klassenkameraden ins Jenseits befördert und sich anschließend selbst erschossen. Auf Vernon konzentrieren sich nun die gesamten Rachegelüste der Stadt und die Sensationsgier der Medien. Ausgezeichnet mit dem renommierten Booker-Preis, bejubelt von der Kritik, wochenlang auf der Spiegel-Bestsellerliste - eine literarische Sensation. "Raffinierter und treffsicherer als Michael Moore. Wir schwören, etwas Besseres hat man lange nicht gelesen." AMICA "Die böseste und beste Satire auf Amerika." Die Welt "Ein perfektes Buch." Literaturen


Ready Reference Treatise The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

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ISBN: 9781329166929
Release Date: 2015-05-26
Number of pages:
Author: Raja Sharma
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

Download and read online Ready Reference Treatise The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao in PDF and EPUB Oscar De Leon is the central character of the novel. He happens to be an overweight Dominican boy who grows up in Peterson, New Jersey. The boy is obsessed with science fiction and fantasy novels. He is also obsessed with falling in love. At the same time, the book details the curse that has plagued this Dominican boy’s family for several generations. The novel has multiple narrators. There is noticeable amount of Spanglish and neologism. Several references to science fiction books, films, and fantasy are also there. Ready Reference Treatise: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Copyright Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Part One Part Two Part Three Chapter Five: Critical Analysis


Eine kurze Geschichte von sieben Morden

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ISBN: 9783641196455
Release Date: 2017-03-13
Number of pages: 864
Author: Marlon James
Publisher: Heyne Verlag

Download and read online Eine kurze Geschichte von sieben Morden in PDF and EPUB Ausgezeichnet mit dem Man Booker Prize Jamaika, 1976: Sieben bewaffnete Männer dringen in das Haus des Reggae-Musikers Bob Marley ein und eröffnen das Feuer. Marleys Manager wirft sich schützend über ihn und erleidet dabei lebensgefährliche Verletzungen. Marleys Frau Rita wird ebenfalls schwer verwundet, er selbst bleibt mit leichteren Verletzungen an Armen und Brust zurück. Wer waren die Täter? Was waren ihre Motive? Ausgehend von dem Attentat und den Spekulationen, die sich darum ranken, entwirft Marlon James ein vielseitiges Stimmungsbild Jamaikas in den 70er und 80er Jahren voll Gewalt, politischer Willkür, Drogen und Intrigen, ausgestaltet bis ins kleinste Detail.