Una crónica familiar que abarca tres generaciones y dos países, La breve y maravillosa vida de Oscar Wao cuenta la historia del gordiflón. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao has ratings and reviews. Cameron said: How this book won the Pulitzer Prize AND the National Book Cri. Readers’ questions about La maravillosa vida breve de Oscar Wao. 12 questions answered.

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Let’s return to Diaz for a moment. A lot of people seem to either hate or love this book. Oscar misfortunes caused by the FUKU are what pulls the story and how the past of his family is mportant in his future. We follow the life of his mother, Belicia, who was even more a force of nature.

So goodbye, equal opportunities. Everybody noticed his lack of game and because they were Dominican everybody talked about it. You really saw that. A lack of Spanish skills won’t be the lz thing that keeps you from enjoying this book. The writing is rich and the stories engaging, and the characters have a great deal of maraillosa. Maxine I would most definitely rate it “R”, ce both language and adult situations, and there’s also more than a little violence.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

There are some times when the narrator slips into first wxo, suggesting that there is some relationship to Oscar and his family. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao makes extensive use of footnotes to the point that many of the characters are developed in the footnotes in addition to the story. This was just a really brilliant story told through an interesting narrator, equal parts educational and tragic.

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Sugar was introduced to the Qao Republic and Haiti, then Hispaniolathrough colonialism. People who don’t think they’d like the story of an immigrant family’s journey to the states.

Jul 07, Dan rated it did not like it Shelves: View all 12 comments. But you know what? The artistry and intelligence is there. Salingerand of course it has some sinister touch of The Comedians by Graham Greene to boot.

He never lets you forget why they are the way they are- because people go on allowing the world to be the way it is- because people who try to draw mzravillosa the tiniest lines of decency in the sand under absolute power absolutely corrupted always end up with a boot in the face.

As written in footnotes, the Mirabal sisters were murdered there, too.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz

This was not what I signed up for, and the Spanish comes on even stronger here – I found myself skipping almost every other sentence. The tone is condescending and antagonistic and it made me defensive. Because I heard about this novel before it was assigned as class reading at uni.

She works in the with a bakery business while living under the strict but loving regime of an aunt, with no knowledge of who her real father. How do you go on, when in your heart, you begin to understand, there is no going back? It was hard for wo to take away any large messages from this book when it operates from such a crude fundamental point.


Although he seemed at peace with his pace. The gist of what the Spanglish phrases mean is pretty easy to pick up, and for those readers who absolutely have to know what guapa or chuleria mean…well, an English-Spanish dictionary is as mraavillosa as the internet.

View all 16 comments. As the title suggests, there is brevity to Oscar Wao’s life. I know wwo men that do not go to business dinners with women because they are afraid they will be accused of sexual harassment. Even after death his evil lingered. But when you boil this thing down, it’s just the story oscag a loser teenager trying to get laid. The mother’s section of the book lasts 90 pages and covers the years The canefields in the Dominican Republic are a space made significant through their history of slavery and violence—a racialized space.